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Remembering Sailor's Creek
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Monday, March 15, 2010
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On April 6, 1865 Gen. Robert E Lee made his last stand at Sailor's Creek Virginia. It was a bloody battle, at the end almost 10,000 lay dead. Hillsman's House pictured here was used as a command post during the battle and field hospital afterward. The poem reflects the day in the eyes of the Hillsman's young son.



Remembering Sailor's Creek
By La Belle Rouge


The April rains they drenched the land
And swelled the Appomattox for a week
When Bobby Lee made his last stand
On sodden banks of Sailorís creek
The Union planked the trestle wide
Of the Richmond Danville Railroad
And crossed over to the other side
with death in their cannons to sow
The Yankees raided the supply train
Confiscated the Confederate chow
Leaving Bobby Lee in dismal pain
To feed his army he didnít know how
No choice but southward to retreat
His men battle weary with nothing to eat


My familyís farm was a peaceful home
Perched high on a green Virginia hill
Wanting only to be left in peace alone
Cows to graze and hard red clay to till
Father was physician to the country folk
But he answered Virginiaís war call well
To his patriotic duty he bravely awoke
He was captured and imprisoned in hell
Yankees marched arrogantly onto our land
Like conquerors with cannon and bayonet
And of our farm they took full command
On that black day I shall never forget
In the cellar we heard the bullets fly
And the screams of those who fight and die


Mother carried water, for the wounded men
Tore up her finest white petticoats of cotton
She went to the springhouse again and again
And prayed this day could be somehow forgotten
When the battle ended, side by side soldiers lay
Blood froth thick on each war thirsty mouth
And then they were not soldiers, on that day
Mattered not who was from North or South
Mother sent me to the loft and then she said
ďSon donít look out the window this morn
For I fear the South is defeated and dead
Ten thousand fallen on the hills we mourn
And Little Sailorís creek is running redĒ



Music "Good Old Rebel"


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Reviewed by Jon Willey 4/8/2010
Belle, you told his story well, the Hillsman's young son, and that of the trials and tribulations of everyone caught up in the tragedy of the Civil War -- I know this place and of the bloody battle -- peace and love to you my friend -- Jon Michael
Reviewed by Donna Chandler 4/6/2010
Fantastic! Very well written history lesson. Captures the scene perfectly.

Donna
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 3/16/2010
La Belle,

Wonderful history in a poem. And for me, a little sad, as my great grandfather died in that battle.

Mary
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 3/16/2010
"...mattered not who was from North or South..." but for the politicians back on DC that never fired a shot or went near harm's way, but that thought that it was OK for a million men to die if it would secure their reelection. The slaves? they didn't cared.

Georg



Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 3/15/2010
a poignant write-sobering!
Reviewed by Lori Moore 3/15/2010
You captured the event perfectly.
Reviewed by John Flanagan 3/15/2010
LaBelle,
This convinces, enlightens...you did your homework thoroughly and it shows in the excellent detail, the setting, the place names, the feelings and reactions...so genuinely satisfying for this reader.
Kudos!

John
Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/15/2010
This is fantastic write that brings the reader back in time and lets him appreciate a bit of history even it was a bitter sad time for your country. Well written and you can feel the emotion in every line.
fee
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/15/2010
Very well penned, Belle; well done! BRAVA! Love the music track!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 3/15/2010
Very informative, LaBelle. I enjoyed this writing very much.


GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS
Tony
Reviewed by richard cederberg 3/15/2010
This is impressive LaBelle.
You did your research on this one
and it paid off in a fine history poem.
What a scene that must have been
I can't imagine ...
Blessings ...
richard
Reviewed by JMS Bell 3/15/2010
A WELL WRITTEN TRIBUTE TO A VERY SAD TIME IN OUR HISTORY...PUTTING ONE IN REMEMBRANCE OF SO MANY AMERICAN SOLDIERS... WILLING TO DIE...AND TO KILL ONE ANOTHER... FOR A CAUSE THEY BELIEVED IN. DONE WELL AND ENJOYED. GOD BLESS AND THANKS FOR SHARING...LOVE,
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/15/2010
And then they were not soldiers, on that day
Mattered not who was from North or South

Thank you for this lesson, Belle. Nice to have you back. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/15/2010
It was a bloody battle, at the end almost 10,000 lay dead.

Our history so very often is such a very sad song, and you tell this one extremely well, La Belle.
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 3/15/2010
Boy, what vivid images you portray in this passionate poem. Well done. My heart aches though for the loss of so many young men both north and south. The North thought they were fighting to for the slaves and the South fought to defend their rights and their life style. A humongous tragedy all 'round.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 3/15/2010
Some of your best work as far as I am concerned, my friend. THIS took the full charge from the cannons and had its say.
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 3/15/2010
Belle, You know how much I love historical works, this is absolutely captivating...You had me at every word.

Amazing work here, good to see you back, missed you!

Peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Paul Berube 3/15/2010
Great write, Belle.
Reviewed by Andy Turner 3/15/2010
Bloody right. It was a bloody battle.
Like how it is in first narrative.
Time for the south to rise again. Or at least Rhett with Scarlet.
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