Cornelia Jane Matthews Jordan

(1830-1898 / USA)

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Virginia's Dead

Proud mother of a race that reared
The brave and good of ours,
Lo! on thy bleeding bosom lie
Thy pale and perished flowers.
Where'er upon her own bright soil
Hosts meet their blood to shed-
Where brightly gleams the victor's sword,
There sleep Virginia's dead.

And when upon the crimsoned field
The cannon loudest roars,
And hero-blood for liberty
A streaming torrent pours;
Where fiercest grows the battle's rage
And Southern banners spread;
Where minions crouch and vassals kneel,
There sleep Virginia's dead.

Where bright Potomac's classic ...

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