A life filled with noble deeds and faithful service.
Sketch of General Hood's military career-heroic traits in his character.
note.—Tuesday, August 30, 1904, was the twenty-fifth anniversary of the death of General J. B. Hood. Sadly and wearily,
Eyes dimmed by grief, Thou, who has fought for us
With thy blood bought for us, Freedom so brief— Slumbereth now peacefully,
Resteth now fair, Could I but have thee now,
Soothe from thy furrowed brow All lines of care! Bleeding and aching wounds
Counted for naught, They did not pierce thy heart,
Injustice's cruel dart Such sorrow wrought. Only the victor is
Honored and cheered, But Defeat's martyr must
To kind oblivion trust, Misery reared.
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