“Not without a prouder tread
lift the heart and lift the head
”: soldiers at the dedication of the Bull Run monument, June 10, 1865 As if to give pictorial expression to Lowell's sonorous lines, these scenes of 1865 have been preserved. At the top is the Fifth Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery. A thousand men stepping forward as a single man to the strains of music to which they had marched over the Virginia hills, reveal the practised movements of the veteran. Below, some of the gaunt and hardened survivors of those four years look out at us. Tanned by long exposure, toughened by numberless days and nights in sunshine and storm, these are the men who returned home in 1865, adding their strength of character to the progress of their country, Each had earned the right to feel the lofty mood Lowell expressed in his Ode. Each could feel the ‘tumult of elation’ and the pride in motherland awaiting the morn of nobler day
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