Born near Charles Town in what is now West Virginia, Daniel Bedinger Lucas graduated from the University of Virginia, obtained a law degree at Lexington, and joined the Virginia State Supreme Court of Appeals 24 years after the War ended. The sentiments expressed in this poem, composed shortly after General Lee's surrender at Appomatox, are typical of Southern feelings immediately following the close of the conflict.

"In The Land Where We Were Dreaming"

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