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Beyond the oak dripping of moss across the harbor deep below An iron clad coffin and her crew lost Dormant, waiting on their tale to unfold In still dark waters lie his motionless body given to glory Intact a token of love will survive the decay of time, to tell his story To romance the hearts of those to come Secrets revealed of a captain's love encased in the tomb of a submarine sunk decades later released to eyes above Handed to him by his love a gold coin kept close at hand for when he felt like giving up her memory would be his legs to stand Now a tattered coin, Once gave escape from the reeper's bullet, keeping score saving his life for a watery grave to meet the same fate of his love before for also his love was taken by water after Shilo dealt him a wounded leg crippled in body, and the spirit faltered He wished it him, instead Couraegously he moved on dareing death at it's every door Taking a mission to proove Beauregard wrong and sink the housatanic to the ocean floor The first of modern war fare sailed through the dark that chillish night To give Charleston's killer it's due for a dieing south to even the fight Dixon prooved what will can do against the odds stacked For him and his courageous crew "the housatanic", they Did attack Down she went in defeat as the Hunley scrambled away Her mission now complete her signal recieved across the bay But no more would the eyes of then set upon the Hunley and her crew As they waited at the harbors end only a darkened silence met thier view..... Dixon now unites with his love beyond the shores by the immortal tide With a coin left behind, for romantics to sing of the ageless heart, where love survives
After visiting Charleston this summer, I wanted to say something for The Hunley and her crew It has been retrieved from the harbor, after sinking in 1864. Her and her crew lost for
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