The author of this poem, who chose to refer to himself only as "Hard-Cracker" (a much-despised staple of the foot soldier's diet), was clearly one of Jackson's men.
This poem was found in Lizzie Cary Daniel's Confederate Scrapbook, published for the
benefit of a Richmond memorial bazaar in 1893.
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