This Dust Was Once the Man
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by Walt Whitman.
This dust was once the man,
Gentle, plain, just and resolute, under whose cautious hand,
Against the foulest crime in history known in any land or age,
Was saved the Union of these States.
|from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman|
|Hush’d Be the Camps To-Day (May 4, 1865)||By Blue Ontario’s Shore|