Prologue lyrics


On the twelfth of April, 1861, Confederate guns opened fire on Fort Sumter in
Charleston Harbor, thus beginning the bloodiest conflict in American History --
620,000 dead -- more than all other American wars combined. The Civil War
remains this nation's single most defining experience, ultimately giving new
meaning to the word Freedom. Walt Whitman, a young newspaperman destined to
become America's greatest poet wrote: "Future years will never know the seething
hell and the black infernal background of this war -- and it is best they should
not-- the real war will never get in the books."
Last Update: June, 10th 2013

Musical: Civil War: The Complete Work, The. Song: Prologue. Broadway musical soundtrack lyrics. Song lyrics from theatre show/film are property & copyright of their owners, provided for educational purposes