Epitaph on a Yankee

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.”

— From the Richmond Enquirer, Tuesday, 8 July 1862.

Published by Christian Clay Columba Campbell

Christian Clay Columba Campbell is a Roman Catholic of the Anglican Use. As Senior Warden of the Cathedral of the Incarnation (Orlando, FL), he organised the process by which the parish accepted the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus, petitioning to join the Catholic Church. The Anglican Cathedral is now the Church of the Incarnation in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. Personal queries should be directed to me at eccentricbliss dot com.

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