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    Manuscript Fair Copy of Private Dalzell's "The Blue and the Gray of 1867"

    James M. Dalzell Autograph Manuscript Signed, "James M. Dalzell". Two pages, 7.75" x 12.5", Soldier's Home, Dayton, Ohio; May 30, 1916. At top, "The Blue and the Gray of 1867 as revised by Private Dalzell, May 30, 1916", containing all five stanzas.

    Dalzell composed the original poem"...in response to a Southern poem of that title which celebrated the decoration alike of some graves of both Blue and Gray by a lady in the South..." Dalzell was an attorney who served in the 116th Ohio during the Civil War. He later became a prominent Ohio legislator best known for patriotic speeches and articles written under the pen name "Private Dalzell". He was personally opposed to honoring the Confederate dead and lobbied successfully to have separate decoration days" for both sides. Today's national Memorial Day and regional Confederate Memorial Days originated in response to how the nation should remember her lost sons.

    Condition: Uneven toning, small tears at top and bottom edges, flattened folds.


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    April, 2018
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