Many of you may have heard of a young lady named Taylor Swift. She’s a very popular singer. A theme that runs through her life and art is that when she breaks up with someone (and Ms. Swift seems to do this on a fairly regular basis), she composes a song about it, leading to immense record sales and a guessing game about the subject of the song in question.
Now comes word that Ms. Swift is contemplating a very special sesquicentennial album in which she contemplates dating and then breaking up with prominent personages of the Civil War era. “Why not?” she reportedly told one reporter. “After all, wasn’t the Civil War the biggest break up in American history?”
Let’s help Ms. Swift out. Name a Civil War figure and the song Ms. Swift should sing to remember the termination of the relationship. The floor is open for suggestions.