The general calls to his boys in blue
To the glory of war they march on
Men and boys all in uniforms crisp and new
Think of how they'll love us once we've returned!
Everyone thinks of how he'll save the day
Little do they know how America will be burned
But on they march to meet the men in gray
Poem on Women of the Civil War
Women of the north and women of the south sacrificed much.
Patched and washed clothes for the men, sewed quilts and blankets to keep them warm.
Took them in and gave them food, took care of sick in their own home, rested heads on their own beds.
Men and boys taken from them.
Cared for their families all on their own.
Nurses they were in battles' front row, taking care of men with all their heart and soul.
Some of them died and got sick themselves.
But still loved everyone to the end.
Some girls dressed up and went off to war.
But all till the end were loyal and true to the rights that they fought for, none would subdue.
Sacrificing their lives for a cause that was right was all that they wanted.
Whether dead or alive at the end of this war, the women helped win it.
And though some did not, for they wore the grey, they were all equal in some way; they helped out the men, and cared for the sick.
They all wanted freedom to choose or to live the way that they wanted, and always forgive.
We recognize these women and men for what they've done, wanting to meet them and tell them we're proud that they were so brave and did what they thought best
We honor them all for what they were willing to give to a cause they believed in so that we could live.
Even if we don't agree, we can still see that they all did their best to fight to be free.