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Description: This lengthy two-column poem is essentially a review of the progress of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln’s policies, and a plea for peace and unity. Issued on the same day as Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, it states “…Abraham struck at the popular chord… He emancipated the Ethiop with a single stroke of the pen…”

“We stood on the threshold of Fredericksburg
In the sunshine and the rain;
We gallantly marched across the stream,
And then–marched back again.
We had stormed the Rebel batteries
And lost ten thousand men!
Oh, the sinking hopes of the Nation’s friends
And the joy of Rebels then!”

The 16″ x 7 1/4″ broadside is printed on one side of a sheet of thin paper. Item #AM00243

Condition: Scattered foxing, fold lines, a few pencil notations, generally good condition.