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Unknown [Virginia Song]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03974.34 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Document Date: no date Pagination:

Song about hatred for the Union, pride in the decision to fight, and a refusal to be reconstructed.

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