One of a soldier's bitterest burdens was separation from the woman he loved. Although many
women waited patiently at home until their husbands or fiances returned to them, some did
not. This poem was purportedly written in Camp Chase, a Federal prison camp in Maryland, and
reveals the contempt in which its author holds the lady whose careless dismissal of his
comrade has brought about his death -- just as surely as Yankee bullets or the harsh conditions
of his imprisonment would have.
"Your Letter, Lady, Came Too Late"
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