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attle Of his country and his God-- Tell them one who on the Wabash Fought with Daviess when he fell, And who bled at Meigs, where Dudley Met the painted hosts of hell-- One who fought with Hart at Raisin, And with Johnson on the Thames, And with Jackson at New Orleans, Where we won immortal names, Sends them from his chimney corner Such fair greeting as he may, With a few small creature-comforts For this drear November day. V. Tell them he has watched this quarrel From its outbreak until now,ation, For our Union, and for God. XII. One who fought upon the Wabash By Joe Daviess when he fell, And who bled at Meigs with Dudley, Where we met the hosts of hell; One who fought with Hart at Raisin, And with Johnson on the Thames, And with Jackson at New Orleans, Where we won immortal names, Will be listened to with patience By the heroes now at hand, Who have rushed on to our rescue, In this peril of the land. By the memory of our fathers, By the brave, and by the just, This rebellion sh
er struck, and was one of the most serious. Her guns were in such constant use that they became hot, and almost leaped from the deck at each discharge. It is really wonderful that her damage is so very immaterial. Beyond a hole between decks, another through the beam, just at the lower part of the gunwale, a cut snroud and a battered stove-pipe, (not smokestack,) she is unharmed. The Wabash also came in for a large share of the fight. A cannon-shot passed along her deck and struck Thomas Jackson, the coxswain. The ball nearly carried away one of his legs, leaving it so that it hung only by shreds of flesh and skin. Leaning against a gun, he drew out his sheath-knife and tried to cut it off entirely. The knife was too dull, and his shipmates hastened to him and carried him below. He kept continually asking how the fight progressed, saying, I hope we'll win; I hope we'll beat them. He died in two hours, his last words expressing happiness that he had done something for his co