Wisconsin Memorial Day Annual (Google eBook)

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Page 27 - UP from the meadows rich with corn, Clear in the cool September morn, The clustered spires of Frederick stand Green-walled by the hills of Maryland.
Page 9 - God save our gracious King ! Long live our noble King! God save the King! Send him victorious, Happy and glorious, Long to reign over us ! God save the King!
Page 25 - In the early days you scorned them, And with many a flip and flout Said "These battles are the white man's, And the whites will fight them out." Up the hills you fought and faltered, In the vales you strove and bled, While your ears still heard the thunder Of the foes
Page 25 - In the depths of slavery's night, Their muskets flashed the dawning, And they fought their way to light. They were comrades then and brothers, Are they more or less to-day? They were good to stop a bullet And to front the fearful fray. They were citizens and soldiers, When rebellion raised its head ; And the traits that made them worthy, Ah! those virtues are not dead.
Page 10 - I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands: one Nation indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all...
Page 10 - 11 gather from the plain, Shouting the battle-cry of Freedom. Chorus : The Union forever ! Hurrah ! boys, hurrah ! Down with the traitor, up with the star, While we rally round the flag, boys, Rally once again, Shouting the battle-cry of Freedom.
Page 25 - Neath the same dark skies as you, They have met as fierce a foeman, And have been as brave and true. And their deeds shall find a record In the registry of Fame; For their blood has cleansed completely Every blot of Slavery's shame. So all honor and all glory To those noble sons of Ham The gallant colored soldiers Who fought for Uncle Sam!
Page 25 - They were good to stop a bullet And to front the fearful fray. They were citizens and soldiers, When rebellion raised its head; And the traits that made them worthy, Ah ! those virtues are not dead. They have shared your nightly vigils, They have shared your daily toil ; And their blood with yours commingling Has enriched the Southern soil. They have slept and marched and suffered 'Neath the same dark skies as you, They have met as fierce a foeman, And have been as brave and true.
Page 25 - THE COLORED SOLDIERS IF the muse were mine to tempt it And my feeble voice were strong, If my tongue were trained to measures, I would sing a stirring song. I would sing a song heroic Of those noble sons of Ham, Of the gallant colored soldiers Who fought for Uncle Sam! In the early days you scorned them, And with many a flip and flout Said " These battles are the white man's, And the whites will fight them out.

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