The Banner Weekly
v. 10 no. 500
— page 5
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The Banner Weekly, v. X, no. 500, June 11, 1892 (Issue)
Powell, George E., -1920
*A quarter of a mile southeast from the crest of Missionary Ridge, a little apart from the scene of the fiercest conflict, under a clump of laurels, at the close of that memorable battle, were found two soldiers dead, one in gray and one in blue. They were fine specimens of young manhood, lying there with smiles on their faces, “as calm as to a night’s repose,” with hands clasped as in a last fraternal greeting. There they were buried, side by side, and the pink arbutus blossoms cover their lonely graves in the early days of the Southern springtime, when the mock-birds sing and bending laurels whisper to each other of that first and last interview on the blood stained sod, where heroes met as foes to part as friends – Author|
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