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The Prisoners' Song, Written expressly for the Richmond Prison Association by Captain Isaac W. Hart (20th Indiana) from Wabash author of the Exchange Be. Neatly written out in a calligraphic hand with a comic manuscript seal and motto: "Richmond Prison Association 1861 - Bite and Be Damned," illustrated with a ring of lice or bed bugs. The creator was Lt. J.M. Grumman, Co H. 14th Brookly, who was later mortally wounded at 2nd Bull Run. In small part, "Come, brother prisoners, join in the song, Our stay in the prison will not be long. And let the poor prisoner go home, go home, Our friends at home have made demand, To have returned the patriot band. Roll on," This poem was published in the booklet "Richmond Prisons, 1861-62 by William H. Jeffrey.
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