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Said Lemuel Jones to Lionel Moore:
"You 'member that time fa sixty-four.
When we was piqkets an' how we tried
To puncture each other in the hide?
I'd pop at you-an' you at me
Whenever a single chance we see."
"That's where I got this creak in my bones'
Said Lionel Moore to Xemuel Jones.
To Lemuel Jones said Lionel Moore:
"You 'member that little truce we swore,
While we swapped tobacco an' built a fire,
An' boiled a coon to our heart's desire,
An' talked of our folks at home, an' then
Recalled that we was plain fightin' men " .
So we went "back to our pits that day ' "".
You for the blue an' me for thegray
An' our rifles spoke in spitefuhtones
An' I pegged your hat off, Lemuel -Jones'?" -
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Said Lemuel Jones to Lionel Moore; '
"Them big guns made an awful 'roar, A
An' you fellows came through the woods pell-mell,
An' we had to turn loose an' give you hell!
An' somehow I just lost track of you
In all that mixture of gray an' blue,
For the rifles spoke, an' the white smoke rpse,
An' you couldn't tell who were friends or foes.'
Said Lionel Moore to Lemuel Jones:
"I got in the midst of the shrieks an' groans,
An' I only know that I fought my best
An' I got a minie ball in my chest.
An' it's in there yet wrapped nice and warm "
"Said Joner: v "They got. Me in-the arm,