JUST AFTER THE DRAFT (Not the Battle) By A Conscript

O! I am a conscript O! how I do wish That I had stayed away up North And kept out of the "milish." I have just gone through the draft, And now have a "posish;" By "General Orders No. 54" I belong to the "milish." I often thought I'd volunteer And run for a "comish," But as I failed to do it I now belong to the "milish." Here is refugees, deserters, and speculators, All mixed up in this dish; They put us all in together And call us the "milish." Now, come, all ye "army sharks," "Bblood suckers," and other "army fish," Don't you think it served us right To put us in the "milish"? Vicksburg, December 16, 1864

The Home Front

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