Christmas Bells: A Poem of the Civil War

Preface: In 1863 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote a poem about the Civil War.  The poem was Christmas Bells.  Later it was adapted into the classic Christmas song “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”. There are two stanzas of the poem which were not incorporated into the song.  They dealt with the black cannons and … Continue reading Christmas Bells: A Poem of the Civil War