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No more shall the war-cry sever Or the winding rivers be red; They banish our anger for ever, 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.

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Source Notes: "The Blue and the Gray." Some editions of the poem carry this headnote: The women of Columbus, Mississippi, had shown themselves impartial in the offerings made to the memory of the dead. They strewed flowers alike on the graves of the Confederate and of the National soldiers."

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