This poem was taken from Southern Poems of the War, compiled by Virginian
Emily Mason in 1868. The dedication of the volume read: "These poems, the offspring
of Southern hearts, sung by Southern firesides and Southern campfires, are
affectionately inscribed to the Southern soldiers, by one who admired their
heroism, sympathized with their successes, mourned their sufferings, and shared
"Victories of the Heart"
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