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armed conflict had only begun. In the North, a few politicians found it advantageous to foment as much hostility to the recently embattled section as possible. But even during this period the spirit of reconciliation was abroad. Those noble phrases, with malice toward none, with charity for all, that closed Lincoln's Second inaugural expressed a very general attitude among the mass of the people. Several Decoration Day odes during the height of Reconstruction breathed the same spirit. Peterson's line, Foes for a day and brothers for all time epitomized the calmer feeling of the victorious section, and Judge Finch's The blue and the gray so perfectly echoed the generosity of both North and South that it became a national classic. Appomattox was hardly a half-dozen years in the past when a bill of general amnesty was passed by Congress. Carl Schurz made a notable speech on the subject, and though his proposals were more liberal than the majority was willing to adopt, the debate
metery at Alexandria A sweeping view of the Alexandria heroic dead Ode for decoration day One of the earliest poems of its class, this selection from Peterson's ode manifests a spirit as admirable as it is now general. O gallant brothers of the generous South, Foes for a day and brothers for all time! I charge you by tdening into gaunt Despair. Then let your foeman's grave remembrance share: Pity a higher charm to Valor lends, And in the realms of Sorrow all are friends. Henry Peterson. Hollywood cemetery in Richmond, Virginia: 1,800 Confederate soldiers lie buried here. Confederate graves in the Wilderness: reminders of the battlcrest bore favors three From his lady's white hand caught; Brain's casque was bare as Fact—not he Or favor gave or sought. Various historical monuments. Peterson's poem preceding celebrates the heritage of glorious history common to North and South alike. The wartime views on this page are all Southern; yet every America