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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 6 0 Browse Search
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2. corn. the patriotic author of this fine poem may be found in bed 81, hospital no. 4, ward no. 1, in this city.--Louisville Journal. by E. Ross White. The golden banners of the corn Will glad the earth again, Attended by the morning dew And the celestial rain! And matron eyes will brighter grow To see the bending corn Stoop, like a band of worshippers, To greet the rising morn! The maiden's cheek will wear a hue More healthy in the sun, While counting beads of luscious corn The dark-eyed harvest nun! The old man with his snowy locks, White as the winter's zone, Bends on his knee and thanks our God In reverential tone. Children will leap and laugh and lie Upon the greener grass, And shade their sunnier eyes of love While argosies do pass-- The argosies of mellow corn, On rivers and on seas; These are our glorious coat of arms-- We conquer Worlds with these. Nature herself doth take a smile When unto her are born (To feed her starving million men) So many grains of corn. The i
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore), How Gen. Banks's army was saved. (search)
Banks, and reported what I had seen and heard. He said I had saved the army. In less than an hour the whole army was in motion towards Winchester. After I left Front Royal to take the first despatch to Strasburgh, our two companies of cavalry, who were covering the retreat of infantry and baggage, were attacked on three sides by about three thousand of the enemy's cavalry. Our boys fought like devils, till nearly half of them were killed or wounded, and then retreated to Winchester. Captain White, William Watson, Henry Appleby, and nine or ten men of our company are killed or taken. William Marshall is all right, except a slight sabre-wound in the shoulder. We had a battle at Winchester, got licked, and retreated. Our company and company E were ordered to cover a Parrottgun battery and bring up the rear. We rode all the way from Winchester to Martinsburgh with cannon-shot and shell flying around us faster than it did at Bull Run. We crossed the Potomac last night. It was so