From the Richmond Enquirer, Tuesday, 7/8/1862

EPITAPH ON A YANKEE. - Speaking of graves and buried Yankees, brings to mind an epitaph found chalked upon a shingle, which was stuck up at the head of a Yankee buried in a ditch on the battle field:

“The Yankee host with blood-stained hands,
Came Southward to divide our lands,
This narrow and contracted spot
Is all that this poor Yankee got.”



[ed. note: see 6/20/1862 Whig for a variant of this poem]


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