122. Elmer E. Ellsworth: died May 24, 1861.Weep, weep, Columbia! Death, with traitorous hand,
Has slain a Hero, quenched a manly flame;
Cast heartfelt sorrow o'er a throbbing land,
And carved, for future years to read, a name,
On the grand altar of our Country's fame.
Strew roses o'er his corpse ;--a soldier's vow
He took — a soldier's pall enwraps him now;
At Glory's portal Death's red summons came.
Chant, 0 ye Land, the soldier's burial hymn
O'er Ellsworth's bier; and as ye sadly turn,
With falt'ring voice, and eyes with teardrops dim,
Swear ye that Retribution's torch may burn
In every breast! A martyr's youthful blood
Cements your oath. Strike! for your cause is good!