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The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 9: Poetry and Eloquence. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 6 0 Browse Search
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tue we build to-morrow; Better than honor and glory, and history's iron pen, Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men. On a great warrior Henry Abbey. This elegy in its original form was written on the death of General Grant, July 23, 1885. The version here printed is from the 1904 edition of the Poems of Henry Abbey, kindly furnished by the author. When all the sky was wild and dark, When every heart was wrung with fear, He rose serene, and took his place, The great occasion's mighty peer. He smote armed opposition down, He bade the storm and darkness cease, And o'er the long-distracted land Shone out the smiling sun of peace. life. Sleep on! sleep on! Thy wondrous days Fill freedom's most illustrious page. Long-mem'ried Fame shall sound thy praise In every clime, in every age. Henry Abbey. With the mien of but a soldier in the ranks Here Grant's dress is nearer uniform than usual. A veteran recalls that it consisted ordinarily of a plai