Interesting Random Accounts
The reader having followed Major McJunkin through a narrative of his personal adventures in the great war that once devastated this country, broke up the peace and order of society, armed brother against brother, neighbor against neighbor, made thousands of wives widows, filled the country with orphans, but finally closed in giving us nationality and independence, may now have some faint conceptions of the horrors of war. But the picture lacks much of being finished. The illustration can never be complete, the conception never fully adequate from any recital of facts. It may be proper to close this narrative by mentioning some incidents connected with the main events already alluded to or described. Some of these were learned from Major McJunkin, and some are given from the authority of others who were witnesses of the times that try men’s souls.