by David Cawston

Let Jesus Be the Prince of Peace
David Cawston
Isaiah 9:6

Isaiah 9:6 (KJV) 6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

This statement seems unbelievable in today's world!

Story of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on ''I heard the Bells''

In March of 1863, 18-year-old Charles Appleton Longfellow walked out of his family's house on Brattle Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and-unbeknownst to his family-boarded a train bound for Washington, D.C., traveling over 400 miles across the eastern seaboard in order to join President Lincoln's Union army to fight in the Civil War.

Charles was the oldest of six children born to Fannie Elizabeth Appleton and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Charles had five younger siblings: a brother (aged 17) and three sisters (ages 13, 10, 8-and his parents had also experience the tragic death of an infant son.

Less than two years earlier before Charles left for war, his mother Fannie had tragically died after her dress caught on fire. Her husband, awoken from a nap, tried to extinguish the flames as best he could, first with a rug and then his own body, but she had already suffered severe burns. She died the next morning, and Henry Longfellow's facial burns were severe enough that he was unable even to attend his own wife's funeral. He would grow a beard to hide his burned face and at times feared that he would be sent to an asylum on account of his grief.

While dining at home on December 1, 1863, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow received a telegram that his son had been severely wounded four days earlier. 

Charley's father immediately set out for Washington, D.C.,to be with his son. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was alarmed when informed by the army surgeon that his son's wound ''was very serious'' and that ''paralysis might ensue.''

On Christmas day, 1863, L ...

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