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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore), 3. Fort Pillow: a Southern Hymn of praise. (search)
3. Fort Pillow: a Southern Hymn of praise. Down with him! Slay him! for he dared to brave Our protest 'gainst the fighting of the slave. He is a white man, who has led in fight Negroes — cursed negroes — who are ours by right. Give him no quarter! Stop his Yankee breath! Pierce him a hundred times! make sure his death! Pave him with bullets! let ten thousand fly! Every white officer this day must die! See! there's another, writhing and near dead, Asking for water! Give him steel instead! Drive deep the dagger in his Yankee breast, Prove “best of cutthroats” --ay, the very best. These are but carrion, and we're birds of prey; Gloat o'er your victims, make a glorious day. Stop that young nigger's cry — knock out his brains-- Cover the fortress with all bloody stains! Sainted be every one who on this day Negro or white man or a child shall slay! Glorious the wreath upon his brow shall be, Bright with the splendor of his chivalry! But to the hospital: come, let us fly; Half t