A History of Massachusetts in the Civil War, Volume 1

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E. P. Dutton & Company, 1868
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Page 76 - Flag of the free heart's hope and home, By angel hands to valor given ! Thy stars have lit the welkin dome, And all thy hues were born in heaven. Forever float that standard sheet ! Where breathes the foe but falls before us, With Freedom's soil beneath our feet, And Freedom's banner streaming o'er us ? JOSEPH RODMAN DRAKE.
Page 166 - Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives and in their death they were not divided; they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.
Page 337 - We join ourselves to no party that does not carry the flag and keep step to the music of the Union.
Page 116 - May it ever wave in honor, in unsullied glory, and patriotic hope, on the dome of the capitol, on the country's stronghold, on the...
Page 525 - They never fail who die In a great cause : the block may soak their gore ; Their heads may sodden in the sun ; their limbs Be strung to city gates and castle walls — But still their spirit walks abroad. Though years Elapse, and others share as dark a doom, They but augment the deep and sweeping thoughts Which overpower all others, and conduct The world at last to freedom.
Page 668 - Thro gain and loss — thro' glory and disgrace — Along the plains, where passionate Discord rears Eternal Babel — still the holy stream Of human happiness glides on! Louis. And must we Thank for that also — our prime minister?
Page 221 - Before receiving into service any number of volunteers exceeding those now called for and accepted, the President shall, from time to time, issue his proclamation, stating the number desired, either as cavalry, infantry or artillery, and the States from which they are to be furnished, having reference, in any such requisition, to the number then in...
Page 503 - Michigan, to borrow such sums of money from time to time as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this act not exceeding...
Page 443 - Part of his force advanced to within two miles of Richmond, and the enemy's communications have been cut in every direction. " The army of the Potomac will speedily resume offensive operations.
Page 648 - State who intrusted them to our keeping. You must, however, pardon us if we give them up with profound regret; for these tattered shreds forcibly remind us of long and fatiguing marches, cold bivouacs, and many hard-fought battles. The rents in their folds, the battle-stains on their escutcheons, the...

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