Colonel C. F. Taylor: killed at the battle of Gettysburgh, July Second.He fell as many a hero falls,
Untimely, in the fearful fray,
Who only asks where duty calls,
Then bravely leads the ordered way.
Undaunted by the battle storm,
“Come on, come on, my boys!” he cried;
Dismayed they saw his reeling form,
But conquered where their leader died.
And now he sleeps the endless sleep;
Naught shall disturb that blest repose.
Though friends may sigh and kindred weep,
His heart no pain nor sorrow knows.
Young hero, rest! thy strife is o'er,
And thou hast gained a sweet release;
The bugle's blast, the cannon's roar,
No more shall break thy spirit's peace.
Westdale, Delaware County, Pa.