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STONEWALL JACKSON; MORTALLY WOUNDED AT CHANCELLORSVILLE, by                 Poet Analysis     Poet's Biography
First Line: The man who fiercest charged in fight
Last Line: Because no wreath we owe.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Jackson, Thomas (stonewall) (1824-1863); United States - History

The Man who fiercest charged in fight,
Whose sword and prayer were long --
Even him who stoutly stood for Wrong,
How can we praise? Yet coming days
Shall not forget him with this song.

Dead is the Man whose Cause is dead,
Vainly he died and set his seal --
Earnest in error, as we feel;
True to the thing he deemed was due,
True as John Brown or steel.

Relentlessly he routed us;
But we relent, for he is low --
Justly his fame we outlaw; so
We drop a tear on the bold Virginian's bier,
Because no wreath we owe.

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