Bury me where I have fallen.....

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"An Indiana newspaper reached today containing an obituary notice of a lieutenant of the Eighty-eighth Indiana. It gives quite a lengthy biographical sketch of the deceased, and closes with a letter which purports to have been written on the battle-field by one Lieutenant John Thomas, in which Lieutenant Wildman, the subject of the sketch, is said to have been shot near Murfreesboro, and that his last works were: "Bury me where I have fallen, and do not allow my body to be removed." The letter is exceedingly complimentary to the said lamented young man, and affirms that "he was the hero of heroes, noted for his reckless daring, and universally beloved." The singular feature about this whole matter is that the letter was written by the lamented young officer himself to his own uncle. The deceased justifies his action by saying that he had expended two dollars for foolscap and one dollar for postage stamps in writing to the d---d old fool, and never received a reply, and he concluded finally he would write a letter which would interest him.

It appears by the paper referred to that the lieutenant succeeded. The uncle and his family are in mourning for another martyr gone---the hero of heroes and the universally beloved."
 
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