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Confederate Cemetery
Fayetteville, Arkansas
The Southern Memorial Association

"These Were Men Whom Power
Could Not Corrupt,
Whom Death Could Not Terrify,
Whom Defeat Could Not Dishonor"

" It doesn't seem much
to stir a man's soul
just a moth eaten rag
on a worm eaten pole

But 'tis the deeds that were done
'neath this moth eaten rag
when the pole was a staff,
and the rag....was a FLAG "

Why do they call them Rebels?
These men who marched under Lee.
What they fought for,
Was their future: Yes, that's you and me.

The Bible states there's no greater love, Than for another to die.
These stones mark hallowed ground,
For these souls died for you and I.

Most were common country folks,
That just wanted left alone.
They cared about their family
And were defending their precious home.

They brought with them their weapons,
Just a squirrel gun worked quite well,
But many never got a rifle,
Until their comrade fell.

These men trudged through winter snow
And the briars in summer's heat.
But the best that some had,
Was only rags to protect their shoeless feet.

So let our heroes, now cast in bronze,
A constant reminder be.
There will always be a high price,
For life and liberty.

When time on earth has ended
And the Mighty Angel's trumpet blown,
God will surely reach down
And welcome these soldiers home.
.....Rodney Hinson 06-08-02.....

Added by: Gunny

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