Scrapbook page 15

Identifier

T100486

Date

Description

Note expressing congratulations to "Lieutenant-Colonel Ochs," from "A," with a poem about both brothers' commissions.

Source

Gift of Rev. Shelby Ochs Owen

Contributor

Format

pdf file

Language

English

Is Part Of

Ochs Collection Scrapbook

Text

Lieutenant-Colonel Ochs, I salute you!
Accept my heartiest congratulations. Iā€™m too delighted to express myself sensibly:

O! Mother dear! O! Mother dear!
Look what you went and done!
Raised an army in a year
To fight the damā€™ old Hun.

Two lieutenants of Cavalree
A captain ā€“ and ā€“ what other?
Grew upon your family tree
A charming wee God-Mother.

And now you add unto your line
Lieutenant-Kernels, one.
Oh, Mother mine O! Mother mine!
Look what you went and done!

A

OK
Adolph S Ochs Jr
2nd Lt. Cav. USR.

Original Format

Letter

Files

Citation

Ochs, Adolph Shelby, Jr., “Scrapbook page 15,” unknown, T100486, Adolph S. Ochs Jr. Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.