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In July 1863
A Nation Torn In Tragedy
A Trick Of Fate, Two Great Armies Merge
Gods Of War At Gettysburg
Devastation Lies Ahead
50,000 Bodies Litter The Land
Hell Rages Three Full Days
The Reaper Sows, There’s The Devil To Pay.
Thus begins the first song in Iced Earth’s three-part ballad inspired by the Battle of Gettysburg. [excerpt]
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Lavery, Kevin P., "Heavy Metal Gettysburg and the Allure of Emotive History" (2014). The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History. 80.