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Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN

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Chattanooga National Cemetery
Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee

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The Blue and The Gray

     By the flow of the inland river, 
        Whence the fleets of iron have fled,
     Where the blades of the grave grass quiver,
        Asleep are the ranks of the dead;--
            Under the sod and the dew,
                Waiting the judgment day;--
            Under the one, the Blue;
                Under the other, the Gray.

     These in the robings of glory,
        Those in the gloom of defeat,
     All with the battle blood gory,
        In the dusk of eternity meet;--
            Under the sod and the dew,
                Waiting the judgement day;--
            Under the laurel, the Blue;
                Under the willow, the Gray.

     From the silence of sorrowful hours
        The desolate mourners go,
     Lovingly laden with flowers
        Alike for the friend and the foe,--
            Under the sod and the dew,
                 Waiting the judgement day;
            Under the roses, the Blue;
                  Under the lilies, the Gray.

     So with an equal splendor
        The morning sun rays fall,
     With a touch impartially tender,
        On the blossoms blooming for all;--
           Under the sod and the dew,
               Waiting the judgment day;--
           'Broidered with gold, the Blue;
               Mellowed with gold, the Gray.

     So, when the summer calleth,
        On forest and field of grain
     With an equal murmur falleth
        The cooling drip of the rain;--
            Under the sod and the dew,
               Waiting the judgment day,--
            Wet with the rain, the Blue;
               Wet with the rain, the Gray.

     Sadly, but not with upbraiding,
        The generous deed was done;
     In the storm of the years that are fading,
        No braver battle was won;--
           Under the sod and the dew,
               Waiting the judgment day;--
           Under the blossoms, the Blue;
               Under the garlands, the Gray

     No more shall the war cry sever,
         Or the winding rivers be red;
     They banish our anger forever
         When they laurel the graves of our dead!
              Under the sod and the dew,
                 Waiting the judgment day;--
              Love and tears for the Blue,
                 Tears and love for the Gray.
                     ----Francis Miles Finch 

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Confederate Dead at Bardstown, KY
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Tennessee Soldiers & Citizens Who Died at Johnson’s Island, Ohio
Confederate Stockade Cemetery 1863-65

Johnson Island, Ohio

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