George Sheldon





George Sheldon



George Sheldon is a journalist and author, based in his hometown of Lancaster, PA. He is the author of 31 published books. He is actively writing and working on several more books. His books have been about history, business, and writing. He is also a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. He is currently writing another history book and a true crime book. "

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When the Smoke Cleared at G...

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Start Your Own Freelance Wr...

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Start Your Own Graphic Desi...

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What the Amish Know: The Hi...

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Fire on the River: The Defe...

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“A dying old soldier rebuffed a nun every time she showed any kindness toward him. Finally, as he weakened, her perseverance caused him to show some civility. Realizing he was in danger of dying, the sister spoke to him of baptism. The old soldier was immediately displeased and told her he was too old to be plagued in that manner. During the next two weeks, at every possible occasion, the nun mentioned baptism. Each time he rejected her.
On the last evening of his life, the sister was ready to leave him. With her rosary in hand, she removed the medal of Mary she wore and slipped it quietly under his pillow without the old soldier seeing her. As she left him, she prayed, "I can do no more for this man; I leave him to you."
The next morning the nun returned, and he asked her for a drink. Then he said, "Sister, I want no breakfast today, but I wish to be baptized.”
George Sheldon, When the Smoke Cleared at Gettysburg: The Tragic Aftermath of the Bloodiest Battle of the Civil War

“Well," the sister said. "Be very sorry for your sins."
"Oh," he said. "I have cried over them all the night, and also for my obstinacy toward your kindness. Will you forgive me?""
Tears filled his eyes as the nun baptized him. Then he slipped away.”
George Sheldon, When the Smoke Cleared at Gettysburg: The Tragic Aftermath of the Bloodiest Battle of the Civil War

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