Item #58757 Military funerals and canonizations. Adin Ballou.

Military funerals and canonizations

[Hopedale, Millford MA: ca. 1848]. Broadside clipping likely reprinted from a newspaper column, approx. 18" x 3¼"; old folds, light spotting, else fine. A criticism of military funerals and eulogies as a propaganda tool for jingoist sentiment. Adin is prompted to write by a military funeral scheduled in Rhode Island for John Rogers Vinton, who had been killed by a canon ball in Vera Cruz in 1847. "Let not his afflicted relatives consent to see him exhumed by ambitious propagandists of war for the dark purpose of seducing the youth of our land to immolate themselves on the bloody altar of Mars. And woe to the man that shall dare to take the name of Christ in vain, by pronouncing religious benedictions on such a display." Not found in OCLC. Item #58757

Price: $100.00

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