GENERAL HAYES’ LATEST THOUGHTS.–

It may be interesting to know the state of Gen. Hayes’ thoughts and feelings just before entering upon that desperate conflict in the Wilderness, where he lost his life. In a letter written upon the morning on which the march commenced, he says:

“This morning was beautiful, for

‘Lightly and brightly shone the sun,
As if the morn was a jocund one.’

“Although we were anticipating to march at eight o’clock, it might have been an appropriate harbinger of the day of the regeneration of mankind; but it only brought to remembrance, through the throats of many bugles, that duty enjoined upon each one, perhaps, before the setting sun, to lay down a life for his country.”

Originally posted 2008-09-26 14:28:48.

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