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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 3 3 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 2 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 1 1 Browse Search
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12. one year ago. by Horatio Alger, Jr. One year ago our glorious flag Lay trailing in the dust, Rent were the grand old stars and stripes By treason's deadly thrust. One year ago, and every cheek Was tinged with manly shame, And eyes flashed fire of storm and ire At sound of Sumter's name. One year ago, and treason stood With scornful mien and high, And blotted out, one after one, The stars that lit our sky, Oh! fearful shame and foul disgrace, That Freedom's holy lamp Should turn unto a baleful torch To light a rebel camp! Then, then it was our hearts were stirred By one electric thrill-- A remnant of the ancient fire That blazed on Bunker Hill-- And every hill-top caught the flame That heralds war's alarms, When on the startled ear there rang The clarion cry: “To arms!” State after State with loyal zeal Marched manful to the front, Contending which should strike the first, And which should bear the brunt. The grand uprising of that time Shall live in deathless song, The pr