School Days, 1848: A Reminiscence


To travel back in memory sixty years, and to recall vividly with any degree of accuracy the incidents, the customs, the happenings of those early days at old Saint Catharine, involves a feat which would ordinarily seem impossible. Yet, we know mental impressions of early life are always lasting and their effect upon our memories [Read More...]

James Ryder Randall and the Music of the Civil War


Journalist and poet, b. 1 Jan., 1839, at Baltimore, Maryland; d. 15 Jan., 1908 at Augusta, Georgia. As author of “Maryland, my Maryland”, the famous war song of the Confederacy, he has been frequently styled the “Poet Laureate of the Lost Cause”. He received his education at Georgetown University, but did not graduate. He travelled [Read More...]

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Daughter Becomes Nun, 1899

Mother Rise

SERVANTS OF RELIEF FOR INCURABLE CANCER (1899) “I am trying to serve the poor as a servant. I wish to serve the cancerous poor because they are avoided more than any other class of sufferers; and I wish to go them as a poor creature myself, though powerful to help through the open-handed gifts of [Read More...]