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Below is the poem entitled Fredericksburg which was written by poet Claire de la Grange. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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With frosted breath, we wait the break of day;
Our bravest wishing night would stay the morn;
When we will face a bristled wall of gray,
And wonder who will die upon the horn;
December thirteenth breeds a foggy dawn;
We gathered musket, sword, and God divine;
To Marye's Heights, we marched in columns drawn,
To fall in brother's blood at Longstreet's line;
With grey a third the blue at Burnside's feet,
And Franklin's troops as dead and surely done,
We crossed the Rappahannock in defeat;
Our legacy, but graves with nothing won.
A northern snow has whitened up the ground;
Beneath a virgin sea, our ghosts are drowned.

Copyright © Claire de la Grange

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  1. Date: 9/4/2008 11:25:00 AM
    a very beautiful piece of colorful poetry.