August 26, 1864
Under the Refuge of Oppression column, is a poem, from the Mobile Southern Tribune.
It is titled, The Heavy Curse, and is seven verses. For flavor of it here are the first and last verses:
May Heaven’s curses, dark and dire,
Commingled with almighty fire,
Fall on your head and press you down
With dreadful torture to the ground.
And if there be a curse more dire
Than hell with all its liquid fire,
Oh, may it in your soul e’en creep,
And hellish fiends their nightly orgies keep!