Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Moment to Remember
The National Cemetery, Fredericksburg. This past weekend was the 147th anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg.

"The muffled drum's sad roll has beat
The soldier's last Tattoo;
No more on life's parade shall meet
That brave and fallen few.
No vision of the morrow's strife
The warrior's dream alarms;
No braying horn, nor screaming fife,
At dawn shall call to arms.
Rest on, embalmed and sainted dead,
Dear as the blood ye gave,
No impious footstep here shall tread
The herbage of your grave."

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