Pennsylvania at Antietam: report of the Antietam Battlefield Memorial Commission of Pennsylvania and ceremonies at the dedication of the monuments erected by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to mark the position of Thirteen of the Pennsylvania Commands engaged in the battle

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Harrisburg publishing company, state printer, 1906 - History - 260 pages
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Page 227 - portion of that field as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. "It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. "But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate—we can not consecrate—we can not hallow—this ground. "The brave men, living and dead,
Page 124 - He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat; He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment seat; Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! be jubilant my feet! Our God is marching on. In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea, With
Page 194 - new duties; Time makes ancient good uncouth; They must upward still and onward Who would keep abreast of Truth: Lo, before us gleam her campfires, We ourselves must Pilgrims be. Launch our Mayflower, and steer, boldly Through the desperate Winter sea, Nor attempt the futures portal With the Past's blood-rusted key.
Page 227 - great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead
Page 102 - The broken soldier kindly bade to stay, Sat by his fire and talked the night away; Wept o'er his wounds, or tales of sorrow done, Shoulder'd his crutch and showed how fields were won.
Page 139 - to rest, By all their country's wishes blest, By fairy hands their knell is rung; By forms unseen their dirge is sung. Here Honor comes a pilgrim gray, To
Page 124 - glory in his bosom that transfigures you and me; As he died to make men holy, let us die to make men free, While
Page 179 - to the United States Government with a view to the recognition of the independence of the Confederates. I agree, further, that, in case of failure, we ought ourselves to recognize the Southern States as an independent State.
Page 116 - By the rude bridge that spanned the flood, Their flag to April's breeze unfurled, Here, once the embattled farmers stood, And
Page 18 - where our fathers died, Land of the pilgrims' pride, From every mountain side Let freedom ring. Our fathers' God, to Thee, Author of liberty, To

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