Ms. Mary Q
Mary Quantrell, Mary Quantrell
Who absolutely no one knows well—
Flew our fair flag for that one Genl. A.P. Hill,
But Poeters STILL Cite That farbara britchie Still?!
T’would be a grand thing if they’d get it right,
But them sad Yankees poets can’t by a sight.
So when next in Glenwood Cemetery off North Capital Street
Doff yer cap for Ms. Q the discounted and remember her sweet.
Antietam took over 22,700, and so Abe gave us The Proclamation—
KNOW YOUR HISTORY, we owe it to Mary and all the Nation!
Posted on November 14, 2015, in Poem and tagged Abraham Lincoln, Antietam, Civil War, Emancipation Proclamation, Frederick MA, General A.P. Hill, getting it right, history, John Greenleaf Whittier, Mary Quantrell, media error, record one-day casualties. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.