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Under the sod and the dew,
Love and tears for the blue,
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
treasured up in the sacred traditions of the whole American people.
Stith Bolling, Major General Commanding United Confederate Veterans.
THE STARS AND STRIPES
"flag of the free-heart's hope and home,
And all thy hues were born in heaven!"
Joseph Rodman Drake.