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hy solitary tower. Stood Lacedaemon then less proud, When her three hundred heroes, slain, No road but o'er their breasts allowed To Xerxes and his servile train? Or does New England blush to show Yon hill, though victory crowned it not-- Though Warren fell before the foe, And Putnam left the bloody spot? The voices of earth's noblest fields With the deep voice within unite-- 'Tis not success true honor yields, But faithful courage for the right. Keep, then proud foe, the crumbled tower, From those brave few by thousands torn, But keep in silence, lest the hour Should come for vengeance on your scorn. Yet I could weep; for where ye stand, In friendly converse have I stood, And clasped, perchance, full many a hand, Now armed to shed a brother's blood. O, God of Justice! Smile once more Upon our flag's victorious path; And when a stern, short strife is o'er, Bid mercy triumph over wrath! Dorchester, April 20th, 1861. --Rev. S. G. Bulfinch, in the Boston Transcript, April 24th.
braggart toast, “That Southern men would tame us.” We've bent the knee to chivalry, Have borne the lie and scorning, But now, thank God, our Northern blood Has roused itself from fawning. The issue's made, our flag's displayed, Let he who dare retard it; No cowards here grow pale with fear, For Northern swords now guard it. The men that won at Lexington A name and fame in story, Were patriot sires, who lit the fires To lead their sons to glory. Like rushing tide down mountain side, The Northern hosts are sweeping; Each freeman's breast to meet the test With patriot blood is leaping. Now Southern sneer and bullies' leer, Will. find swift vengeance meted; For never yet, since foemen met, Have Northern men retreated. United now, no more we'll bow, Or supplicate, or reason: 'Twill be our shame and lasting blame If we consent to treason. Then in the fight our hearts unite, One purpose move us ever; No traitor hand divide our land, No power our country sever, --N. Y. Leader, April 20
my son, said a New York merchant, to his heir and namesake, on Thursday, I would rather give $1,000 than have you go to Washington soldiering. Father, was the kindly but decisive response, if you could make it $100,000 it would be of no use; for where the Seventh Regiment goes, I go. --Tribune, April 20.
nt of hers elected by the people has ever been inaugurated and served his term of office. In every single case, from 1820 down to 1861, either the defeated candidate has seized possession of the office by military force, or has turned out the successful man before his term expired. What is more significant? Mexico is now a bye-word for every man to scoff at. No man would deem himself treated as a gentleman, who was represented as a Mexican. Why? Because he cannot maintain his government founded upon the great principles of self-government and constitutional liberty — because he won't abide by the ballot-box — because he is not willing to redress grievances inside of the constitution, and in obedience to its provisions, instead of seizing the bayonet and the sword to resist the constituted authorities. It is not a question of union or disunion. It is a question of order; of the stability of the government; of the peace of communities. --Stephen A. Douglas, at Wheeling, April 20
Mrs. Major Anderson being desirous to visit her husband in Fort Sumter, Peter Hart, an officer of the Twentieth Ward, N. Y. City, was deputed to escort her to Charleston. Once inside the fort, Mr. Hart who had served under Major Anderson through the Mexican war, resolved to remain by his old commander, and aid in defending the fort. This he did, and in doing so, proved himself to be a gallant and intrepid soldier. After the stars and stripes had been shot down by the guns of the rebel forces, Hart seized the national colors, which he had so heroically defended in Mexico, and nailing the flag to a pole, raised it to its former position with his own hand, amid the cheers of Major Anderson and his soldiers.--N. Y. Tribune, April 20.
phic despatches down South nowadays. For instance, The Mobile Tribune publishes, with a great flourish of sensation headings, the following: New Orleans, April 20.--The details from Baltimore say the citizens have no arms except those seized from the Federal troops. They are fighting like heroes, with paving-stones. New Orleans, April 20.--The Baltimoreans captured the Seventh Pennsylvania Regiment, taking eight hundred stand of arms. It is reported that one hundred lives were lost. Maryland has raised her State flag. Rumors of fighting in St. Louis. Louisville, April 20.--Kentucky has declared, through her Legislature, thApril 20.--Kentucky has declared, through her Legislature, that she will secede. Lincoln will instantly, resign in obedience to Gen. Scott's example. --The news that Kentucky has seceded and that Mr. Lincoln is about to follow Gen. Scott's example and resign, The Mobile Tribune declares to be specially worthy of confidence.--N. Y. Tribune, April 27.
nion's chain, This was the Charter, the Charter of the land, And Mr. Davis sang the strain: Rule Slaveownia, Slaveownia rules, and raves-- “Christians ever, ever, ever have had slaves.” The Northerns, not so blest as thee, At Aby Lincoln's foot may fall, While thou shalt flourish, shalt flourish fierce and free The whip, that makes the Nigger bawl. Rule Slaveownia, Slaveownia rules, and raves-- “Christians ever, ever, ever should have slaves.” Thou, dully savage, shalt despise Each freeman's argument, or joke; Each law that Congress, that Congress thought so wise, Serves but to light thy pipes for smoke. Rule Slaveownia, Slaveownia rules, and raves-- “Christians ever, ever, ever must have slaves.” And Trade, that knows no God but gold, Shall to thy pirate ports repair; Blest land, where flesh — where human flesh is sold, And manly arms may flog that air. Rule Slaveownia, Slaveownia rules, and raves-- “Christians ever, ever, ever shall have slaves.” --London Punch,
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore), Supposed official correspondence between Jeff. Davis and Governor Magoffin. (search)
Supposed official correspondence between Jeff. Davis and Governor Magoffin. Montgomery, April 20. dear Beriah :--Doubtless ere this the glad news has reached you that another star has been added to our glorious constellation; that Old Virginia has announced herself a member of the Confederacy of States now engaged in a struggle for Southern independence. Does not your heart yearn to be among us? Will Kentucky, whose past history is so indissolubly connected with the grand achievements of the sunny South--will she prove herself an exception? Need I remind you of the promises made by her illustrious son and gallant Senator, before the Charleston Convention met? Need I tell you of his patriotic efforts, in connection with the illustrious Floyd, during the last four years, to place the South in a defensive attitude? And now, that the blow is struck, where will Kentucky be found? What is your duty in the premises? Plainly this: to call a session of the Legislature, write a