Aaron GRADY Civil War Poems
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SHERIDAN’S VICTORY –AT THE BATTLE OF CEDAR CREEK VA.
October the 19th 1864
By Sergeant A. Grady Co. G 91st O.V.I.
The nineteenth of October in the year of sixty four,
Will never be forgotten till time shall be no more
.Long time in even balance the fearful conflict hung.
As the foeman’s column’s against our left were swung.
Twas early in the morning while darkness yet prevailed
The stealthy, southern army our sleeping camps assailed
And sought to take advantage and thus victory gain.
But they were disappointed and many of them slain.
Over all the valley a misty cloud was seen
Hanging like a curtain the battling hosts between;
While upon the breezes there came a fearful cry
From the moving thousands who thought us to defy