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[147] So, Virginia, sound your clarion,
     From your serried ranks of war!
Fall in line with State of Marion,
     And your glittering falchion draw!

For the banner which once floated
     Over Freedom's native land--
Flag, to which you are devoted,
     Is borne by a tyrant's band.

Save, oh, save it from pollution,
     Though your noblest sons fall dead!
Save it, though in revolution
     All its stars with blood be red!

Then, with “Southern Cross” emblazon
     Its blue field in colors bold,
So that we may proudly gaze on
     Fifteen clustering stars of gold.

--Richmond Enquirer.

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