And blasted all your glory! Nay!
rouse! rehearse the solemn vows Which once our fathers plighted, Shoulder to shoulder let us stand Till North and South's united. The same bright stream that laps your State Rolls on the beach of ours; And many a Hoosier tendril is Twined with Kentucky's flowers. All human hopes, all human ties, Can brothers lightly sever? Nay!
till our country's foes are crushed, Let's be allied together. Ye loyal ladies of this State, Who scorn Disunion's faction, Arouse your brothers, gallants, sons, To patriotic action. Your eloquence can touch their hearts; Your smiles will hosts assemble; Place in their hands that “standard sheet” Before which traitors tremble. Ladies!
we hail your grateful acts With true, heart-felt emotion, And for you and our country's rights We pledge life-long devotion; May fairest flowers strew your path On earth to God's own heaven; And e'er on glory's pages live Kentucky's loyal women.
Camp Indiana, Hardin Co., Ky., Oct. 28, 1861