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A BRAVE BOY AT FORT HENRY
Among the wounded in Fort Henry was a young Wisconsin
boy, a prisoner, who had his arm shattered by a ball from
one of the gunboats. He was taken into one of the cabins
and a Confederate surgeon began to operate upon the injured
 limb. He had just bared the bone when a large shell came
crashing through the hut. The little fellow kept on talking
while the bone was being sawed, without showing the least
fear. Soon another shot went by them.
"This is getting too hot for me," said the doctor; and
taking the boy up in his arms he carried him into one of the
bomb-proofs, where he finished the work.
"If you think this hot," replied the boy, "it will be a
good deal too hot for you by and by."
"Ah!" said the doctor afterwards, "I should like to see
that boy again. He was the bravest little fellow I ever saw."