Extraordinarily evocative hand scribed lyrics, surely the original composition for a battle song. Dated Feb.28 1870, surely retrospective of a Civil War veteran. The writer, Russell J. Uhl, was likely a Confederate veteran as the Battle Hymn of the Republic was very popular at the time and the South was deeply scared in the Restoration. As with the Northern anthem, the lyrics are deeply seated in the will of God and trust in His guidance and judgement. A portion of the document is covered with penciled notes regarding a marriage. That is typical of the period when the unused portions of accounts, etc., were used for another purpose. As information expands at the rate it does, the writer and significance of this document may prove historic.