Stalking with Liberty along, And chant thy dauntless slogan-song, Maryland, my Maryland! Dear Mother, burst the tyrant's chain, Maryland! Virginia should not call in vain, Maryland! She meets her sisters on the plain,— Sic semper! 'tis the proud refrain That baffles minions back amain, Maryland, my Maryland! I see the blush upon thy cheek, Maryland! For thou wast ever bravely meek, Maryland! But lo!
there surges forth a shriek From hill to hill, from creek to creek,— Potomac calls to Chesapeake, Maryland, my Maryland! Thou wilt not yield the Vandal toll, Maryland! Thou wilt not crook to his control, Maryland! Better the fire upon thee roll, Better the blade, the shot, the bowl, Than crucifixion of the soul, Maryland, my Maryland! I hear the distant thunder-hum, Maryland! The Old Line's bugle, fife, and drum, Maryland! She is not dead, nor deaf, nor dumb; Huzza!
she spurns the Northern scum! She breathes!
Maryland, my Maryland!
rveless hands drooped over the spotless shields, and with imperious love claims a fealty no less devoted in these days of peace.
I claim no vision of seer or prophet, yet I fancy that even now I descry the faint dawn of that day, which thousands wait on with expectant eyes; when all this land, still the fairest on the globe — this land, which has known so long what old Isaiah termed the dimness of anguish --shall grow glad again in the broad sunlight of prosperity, and from Alleghany to Chesapeake shall resound the hum and stir of busy life; when yonder noble roadstead, where our iron-clad Virginia revolutionized the naval tactics of two continents, shall be whitened by many a foreign sail, and you, her children, shall tunnel those grand and hoary mountains, whose every pass Lee and old Stonewall have made forever historic by matchless skill and daring.
Thus, comrades, assured of her heroic Past, stirred by a great hope for her Future, may we to-night reecho the cry of Richmond on
n safely speed.
Canals in the United States.
Albemarle and Chesapeake$1,641,363186044Norfolk, Va., to Currituck Sound, N. C.
Augusta1,500,00018479Savannah River, Ga., to Augusta, Ga.
Black River3,581,954184935Rome, N. Y., to Lyons Falls, N. Y.
Cayuga and Seneca 2,232,632183925Montezuma, N. Y., to Cayuga and Seneca Lakes, N. Y.
Champlain 4,044,000182281Whitehall, N. Y., to Waterford.
Chesapeake and Delaware3,730,230182914Chesapeake City, Md., to Delaware City, Del.
Chesapeake and Ohio11,290,3271850184Cumberland, Md., to Washington, D. C.
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Companys 90,000184722Mississippi River, La., to Bayou Black, La.
Delaware and Raritan 4,888,749183866New Brunswick, N. J., to Trenton, N. J.
Delaware Division2,433,350183060Easton, Pa., to Bristol, Pa.
Des Moines Rapids4,582,00918777 1-2At Des Moines Rapids, Mississippi River.
Dismal Swamp2,800,000182222Connects Chesapeake Bay with Albemarle Sound.