Ballads and Poems Relating to the Burgoyne Campaign

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William Leete Stone
J. Munsell's sons, 1893 - HISTORY - 371 pages
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This volume is a collection of verse that relates to the military career of General John Burgoyne. It includes poetry addressing General Burgoyne's person, as well as poetry regarding specific battles. The battles of Bemis Heights and Saratoga are highlighted.

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Page 273 - Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn's early light, What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming. Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Page 274 - Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven-rescued land Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation. Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just ; And this be our motto :
Page 274 - Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution. No refuge could save the hireling and slave From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave ; And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave.
Page 293 - This army has not been able to oppose General Howe's with the success that was wished, and needs a reinforcement. I therefore request, if you have been so fortunate as to oblige General Burgoyne to retreat to Ticonderoga, or if you have not, and circumstances will admit, that you will order Colonel Morgan to join me again with his corps. I sent him up when I thought you materially wanted him ; and, if his services can be dispensed with now. you will direct his immediate return.
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