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Albert Pike: Confederate Commissioner, Masonic Demiurge, Apologist for Slavery, Apostate of the Union
In January 1840, 31-year-old Albert Pike published a poem entitled “Dissolution of the Union.” With the arrival of the American Civil War, the poem’s prophecy was proven true; its Boston-born author, however, proved false and treasonous to the Union, despite his assurances to the contrary. The stanza below is number three of thirteen. Look on the future with prophetic eye! Lo, on yon plain are armies gathering, As mist collecting when the storm is nigh— And such a storm! Along...
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