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Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt

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There stretch'd a sleeping army. One by one,
They took their places until thousands met;
No leader's stars flash'd on before, and none
Lean'd on his sword or stagger'd with his gun --
I wonder if their feet have rested yet!
--
Army of Occupation (1866), a Civil War poem written at Arlington, Virginia.

 
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