This poem, first published by an anonymous author in the Atlanta Confederacy, sets forth the Southern belief that the War Between the States was a second American Revolution and that the Confederacy was simply following in the footsteps of George Washington and his contemporaries in attempting to shake off the rule of an unjust government.

This poem was taken from Rebel Rhymes and Rhapsodies, a volume of Southern wartime poetry collected and edited by Frank Moore and published by George Putnam in 1864 to "illustrate the spirit which actuates [the Confederacy] in their rebellion against the Government and Laws of the United States."


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