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HUSH'D BE THE CAMPS TO-DAY.
A. L. BURIED APRIL 19, 1865.

1HUSH'D be the camps to-day;
And, soldiers, let us drape our war-worn weapons;
And each, with musing soul retire, to celebrate,
Our dear commander's death.

2No more for him life's stormy conflicts;
Nor victory, nor defeat—No more time's dark events,
Charging like ceaseless clouds across the sky.

3But sing, poet, in our name;
Sing of the love we bore him—because you, dweller in
camps, know it truly.

4Sing, to the lower'd coffin there;
Sing, with the shovel'd clods that fill the grave—a
verse,
For the heavy hearts of soldiers.

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