Item #38246 DIED, NEAR THE SOUTH-SIDE RAIL ROAD, ON SUNDAY, APRIL 9TH, 1865, THE SOUTHERN CONFEDERACY, AGED FOUR YEARS. CONCEIVED IN SIN, BORN IN INIQUITY, NURTURED BY TYRANNY, DIED OF A CHRONIC ATTACK OF PUNCH. ABRAHAM LINCOLN, ATTENDING PHYSICIAN. U.S. GRANT, UNDERTAKER. JEFF DAVIS, CHIEF MOURNER. Civil War.

DIED, NEAR THE SOUTH-SIDE RAIL ROAD, ON SUNDAY, APRIL 9TH, 1865, THE SOUTHERN CONFEDERACY, AGED FOUR YEARS. CONCEIVED IN SIN, BORN IN INIQUITY, NURTURED BY TYRANNY, DIED OF A CHRONIC ATTACK OF PUNCH. ABRAHAM LINCOLN, ATTENDING PHYSICIAN. U.S. GRANT, UNDERTAKER. JEFF DAVIS, CHIEF MOURNER ...

[Philadelphia]: Jas. B. Rodgers, Pr., 52 & 54 North Sixth St. [1865]. Oblong broadside, 7" x 8-3/4." Text surrounded by decorative mourning border, printed on white coated card stock. Near Fine.

The "Epitaph," a poem in ten lines, begins, "Gentle stranger, drop a tear, / The C.S.A. lies buried here: / In youth it lived and prosper'd well, / But like Lucifer it fell: / Its body here, its soul in -- well / E'en if I knew I wouldn't tell."
The Southside Railroad, based in Petersburg, was a crucial supply line for the Confederacy. Grant's forces captured it on April 3, 1865. The Southside Railroad ran through Appomattox, where Lee surrendered on April 9.
134 Eberstadt 186. Library Co. Accession No. 5795.F.88b. A search of OCLC came up empty, but this is certainly inaccurate as AAS and the Boston Athenaeum record a holding. Item #38246

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