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    Manuscript Poem, "The Blue and The Gray", by James M. Dalzell, four pages, 6.5" x 8.75", ca. late 19th century. This document is in the author's hand and copies a work he had formerly published in February, 1867. Dalzell explains on the last page of this manuscript that the poem was originally written "...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..." He personally would have nothing to do with honoring 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 the immediate post-Civil War controversy over just how the nation should remember her lost sons. In excellent condition and bound with archival tape along the left margin. Ex. Henry E. Luhrs Collection.


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    October, 2007
    25th-26th Thursday-Friday
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