Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Text From Civil War Stamps-- Part 4

"LORENA" LYRICS BY HENRY WEBSTER--  A popular song on both sides-- 
"But then, 'tis past, the years are gone,
I'll not call up their shadowy forms;
I'll say to them, 'Lost years, sleep on!
Sleep on! nor heed life's pelting storms."

RUFUS R. DAWES, 6TH WISCONSIN INFANTRY, Describing Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg--  "For a mile up and down the fields before us in splendid lines...of the Army of Northern Virginia swept down upon us.  They came half way up this slope, wavered, began to fire, then to scatter and then to run, and how our men did yell, 'Come on, Johnny, come on.'"


WILLIAM TUNNARD, 3RD LOUISIANA INFANTRY, Describing the Siege of Vicksburg--  "Dogs howled through the streets at night, cats screamed forth their hideous cries, and an army of rats, seeking food, would scamper around your feet."

Well worth getting yourself a commemorative sheet.

Old Secesh

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