1st Pennsylvania Reserves, Co. D


News & After Action Reports

A Poem . . . Cedar Creek revisited

Posted by Robert VanderPlate on October 20, 2017 at 1:10 PM

The FVB & the 153rd Cedar Creek

They found "the thing".

They told us to depart.

But we determined right from the start,

no cretin coward would chase us away

and at Cedar Creek ..... we decided to stay.

Any army would be proud of the leadership displayed -

guard mounts were posted, we even "swarayed".

That night around campfires big and small,

likely, soul-searching was done by all.

The next morning at Dress Parade - no need for dismay,

the numbers showed nearly all the FVB had stayed!

Later when the battle was done -

blue and gray merged - two armies became one.

I wish I could explain my emotions, and those of the others.

But in the end we all stood as - AMERICAN Brothers!

Hopefully there will be more Cedar Creeks each fall.

If so, or if not, - the 153rd will be the most remembered by all.

      - 1Sgt. Richard Farmer (aka - Walt Witman)

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