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Army of the Dead
by Paul D Berube

Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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A variation from my latest book, MYSTERIOUS TRAILS OF AMERICAN FOLKLORE

A couple had moved to Charleston
Not long after the Civil War
Simply looking to live in peace
They got more than they bargained for


Come midnight the wife would wake up
To rumbling of wheels passing by
Yet they lived on a dead end street
There was no explanation why

Her husband never let her look
"Don't look out the window!" he'd groan
"There's nothing there for you to see
Simply leave well enough alone"

Soon she asked a new friend she'd met
And this is what the woman said...
"They are southern soldiers who died
They're called the 'Army of the Dead'

"They all died in a hospital
The war ended, they didn't know
Each night they rise up from their graves
Off to reinforce Lee they go"


The next night she slipped from her bed
To watch the dead soldiers march by
Felt the pain they carried with them
As they passed right before her eyes

Cannon, wagons and foot soldiers
Within the fog shrouded in gray
Even the blast of a bugle
It's claimed folks still see them today



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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/20/2012
There are a lot of strange events that simply cannot be explained. Thank you, Paul. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by JMS Bell 5/24/2012
WOW! PAUL...THIS WAS SO GOOD! I ENJOYED IT IMMENSELY. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 5/6/2012
Irresistible saga, Paul!
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 5/3/2012
Eerie stuff. Maybe Steven Spielberg could use it for a movie. Patrick
Reviewed by John Domino 5/1/2012
A good write about a somber subject. Can we even imagine the aftermath of pain during that war. I think not, for there was little they could do for the wounded. Yes, scars are still felt today...

Reviewed by Ronald Hull 5/1/2012
In the mist of the morning, it's easy to pick out what's on your mind. But you're seeing what you saw, through its eyes. Opens up the way for a mystery novel.

“Mine eyes have seen the glory… and the truth goes marching on.”

Ron



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