A poem by Walt Whitman
, from his Leaves of Grass
. The first of many short and long written poems at the end of and on the occasion of the American Civil War
Race of veterans - race of victors!
Race of the soil, ready for conflict - race of the conquering march!
(No more credulity's race, abiding-temper'd race,)
Race henceforth owning no law but the law of itself,
Race of passion and the storm.