Two Confederate Patriotic Poems or Songs written together on one sheet. One side features a Confederate patriotic poem or song tited "Tennessee My Tennessee". A lament at the early war occupation of the state by Union forces, reading in part: "Though silent hangs thy timeless lyre, though tyrants seek to quench thy fire that quenchless flame can ne'r expire, Tennessee My Tennessee. Though for a season sunk in woe, though now her prayers she breathes but low, Though on her margine proudly glow, the colors of her hated foe, She sears in wrath they yet shall know, There is still life in Tennessee". Possibly sung to the tune of the Confederate anthem, Maryland my Maryland". The reverse features an unrelated poem on the back titled "Tilli's Grave". It describes the death of a child and the heartache of her mother and father. 12" H x 7 1/4" W. Mid 19th century. Condition: Folding and wear to edges, especially to lower edge. Overall toning with some ink staining to right side.
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