Subject: Holding Cemetery Ridge
From: Christopher W. Thomas (poetlaureate@poetic.com)
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Date: Fri July 2, 1999 at 3:46PM

Holding Cemetery Ridge


On this date in eighteen hundred and sixty-three
The start of the biggest battle of Civil War history
It was the day when Lee began assaulting Gettysburg
Convinced he had the edge over the Federal herd ...

At the end of the three day battle waged by the greys
Six and a half thousand men lost life, over the days
Ten thousand men were captured or had disappeared
Thirty-two thousand men were wounded, and fears

The Union Army would attack the Confederate retreat
Were unrealized, perhaps, because of the rain sheet
Which so severely hampered soldiers on both sides
The Battle of Gettysburg turned the Civil War's tide

- Tristram

Christopher W. Thomas
8:55pm Thurs. July 1st, 1999