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men, who had for נערות ליווי באשקלון נערות ליווי בצפון בחדרה two years stood every hardship without

complaint, now fell out of the ranks, broken down. From this point on we find

in his military experience a deeper note of patriotism, a

quicker recognition that his life was not his own, that he,

with all his men, was standing in the very presence of the

God of Battles, and might momentarily be summoned

before Him. My father’s military record has been given a full treat-

ment, because of the vital connection which this phase of

his preparation had with his acceptability to the Japanese

and with fitting him for meeting his most difficult tasks. They remembered that

after his first year of military experience he had made his

company the most efficient unit in the crack regiment of

the brigade. His clerk, נערות ליווי נערות ליווי במרכז W. H. Kemp, נערות ליווי באשדוד in writing of the new

Lieutenant-Colonel, says ” The new honor seemed embar-

rassing to the Colonel, and when for the first time he gave

the command, ‘ Attention,’ to the long line of veterans

before him, his voice trembled. From this time until the

regiment was finally mustered out, the following July, he

was personally in command of the regiment, and I believe

he left it with the good will of every officer and man

under his command.”

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At this time Colonel Davis was twenty-six years of age.

About the middle of the eighteenth century a

tide of migration set toward the western frontier of the

Massachusetts Colony, and, in 1760, Hope Davis left

Cape Cod with his brother Isaac and began to clear the

forests and build the first frame houses on the site of the

modern town of Lee, in the Housatonic Valley. If you loved this post and you would certainly such as to obtain even more info concerning 5escortgirls kindly visit our own internet site. I turned, marched up to him and saluting asked: ” Col-

onel, how should the flag be carried in time of battle,

furled or unfurled? ” His black eyes looked at me as if

they would pierce me through, and shaking his left, his

only hand at me, he shouted, ” Keep them unfurled, Sir,

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and defend them with your life/’ I had hardly strength

enough left to turn and walk back, but I did and stood

there for fifteen minutes longer, in the midst of the leaden

hail.”

The afternoon was wearing toward its close.

Two days later he was put in charge of a squad of

fifteen convalescents belonging to his regiment, whom he

took to St. Louis and thence to Cairo by steamer. On the journey to Smithland, his squad

was without rations, and he went directly to the erect,

one-armed officer upon the upper deck, introduced himself

and made known his errand. The Fifty-

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second Illinois was ordered to Smithland, Ky. There is evidently

a fearful struggle in store for us, but I hope that it will

be the death of slavery.”

On the margin of a letter to his father written a few

days later, he says: ” I am well and about three times as

busy as the average student, having a class to hear in

geometry, one in algebra and another in geography, every

day, besides other work; an hour drilling with the com-

pany, נערות ליווי בתל אביב one and a half hours preparing for biennial examina-

tions and, finally, my regular studies.

For a few minutes there came a lull in the attack, an

ominous quiet before the gathering of the storm. At length, in November, our father took the

little sister away to live with an aunt and was absent three

days. My father’s full diary, with valuable collections of letters

and manuscripts bearing upon the history of the Doshisha,

the American Board Mission in Japan and the Kumi-ai

(Congregational) Church, has been freely used as the back-

bone of the story. DAVIS

SOLDIER MISSIONARY

A BIOGRAPHY OF REV. JEROME D. DAVIS, D.D., LIEUT-

COLONEL OF VOLUNTEERS AND FOR THIRTY-NINE

YEARS A MISSIONARY OF THE AMERICAN

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FOR

FOREIGN MISSIONS IN

JAPAN

BY

J. John Davis was a strong, resourceful soldier. If these pages reveal to others something of the charm

of his manhood, the strength of his faith, the springs of

his martial achievement and his spiritual power, so as to

impel them to similar ideals of service, the highest wish of

the writer will have been attained.