MT. VERNON SANCTUARY

By A Disciple

Mount Vernon was "sanctuary during the Civil War in this country. War surged all about itóbut beside Washington's tomb the soldiers of both sides stood with bared heads, as brothers. No gun was carried through the gates during those four awful years, when our country was deluged with blood. Arms were stacked at the gates, and the boys in blue and the boys in gray marched inóside by side, unarmed, brothers, Americans. All this came about through the efforts of a woman. The head of the Mount Vernon Association sent the call through the land, from one end to the other, calling upon every man in both armies to regard Mount Vernon as Sanctuary. And to a man they measured up to the call. Not a leaf was injured; not a twig was bent. A beautiful manifestation of what Love can do, even in time of war.

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