Source: Peoples Friend, Covington, Fountain County, Indiana = 25 September 1861
Homer Sewell (Howell? smudged) and Johnny Soules left here on Monday evening last and enlisted in Col. Manson's company. There are plenty of young men here who are continually talking about the war or if they
would, follow the example by those two young boys, could we serve their country in a better manner than by enlisting and prove their mouth by their works. Show your __ boys, your country needs your service.