Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Poet Laureate of the Lost Cause

Confederate supporter, James Ryder Randall authored the poem Maryland, My Maryland in 1861. By 1870, Randall was living in Augusta, working as a newspaper editor for the Augusta Chronicle. Seventy-eight years after it was written, his poem was adopted as the Maryland State song in 1939.

1 comment:

  1. “Poet Laureate of the Lost Cause” must have been something of an albatross around his neck after the wars end…


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