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CHAPTER V

THE BLUE AND THE GRAY

Under the sod and the dew,
Waiting the judgment day;

Love and tears for the blue,
Tears arid love for the gray.

Francis M. Finch.

THE BLUE AND THE GRAY

The stern arbitrament of war has fixed for all time the status of a perpetual Union: Let us hope that it will ever be composed of co-equal States in patriotic accord, with the memory of fratricidal strife obliterated, and only the glory of heroic deeds performed by

Those Who Wore The Blue

and
Those Who Wore The Gray

treasured up in the sacred traditions of the whole American people.

Stith Bolling, Major General Commanding United Confederate Veterans.

Petersburg.

THE STARS AND STRIPES

"flag of the free-heart's hope and home,
By angel hands to valor given;
Thy stars have lit the welkin dome,

And all thy hues were born in heaven!"

Joseph Rodman Drake.

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