"Ode at Magnolia Cemetery" was first read on Confederate Memorial Day in 1867 when Confederate graves were decorated in Charleston's Magnolia Cemetery. It is perhaps the finest memorial ode ever written by a poet of either persuasion.
"Ode at Magnolia Cemetery"
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