This poem was printed in an unidentified newspaper in the late 1860s or early 1870s and gives voice to the typical Southerner's feelings about the Northerners who overran the region in an attempt to take advantage of the newly freed slaves.

Thanks to Jeff Giambrone of the Old Court House Museum in Vicksburg, Mississippi, for sharing this song from the museum's collection. If you're ever in Vicksburg, be sure to stop in for a visit:

The Old Court House Museum
1008 Cherry Street
Vicksburg, MS 39180

"The Carpet-Bagger's Lament"