History of the First Regiment of Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry in the Great War of the Rebellion: With the Armies of the Ohio and Cumberland, Under Generals Morgan, Rosecrans, Thomas, Stanley and Wilson. 1862-1865

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Gaut-Ogden Company, printers, 1902 - 335 pages

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Page 148 - Their silent tents are spread, And Glory guards with solemn round The bivouac of the dead. No rumor of the foe's advance Now swells upon the wind; No troubled thought at midnight haunts Of loved ones left behind; No vision of the morrow's strife The warrior's dream alarms; No braying horn or screaming fife At dawn shall call to arms.
Page 33 - Flag of the free heart's hope and home, By angel hands to valor given ! Thy stars have lit the welkin dome, And all thy hues were born in heaven. Forever float that standard sheet ! Where breathes the foe but falls before us, With Freedom's soil beneath our feet, And Freedom's banner streaming o'er us ? JOSEPH RODMAN DRAKE.
Page 185 - Rest on, embalmed and sainted dead ! Dear as the blood ye gave, No impious footstep here shall tread The herbage of your grave ; Nor shall your glory be forgot While Fame her record keeps, Or Honor points the hallowed spot Where Valor proudly sleeps.
Page 251 - Many are the hearts that are weary tonight, Wishing for the war to cease, Many are the hearts, looking for the right, To see the dawn of peace. Tenting tonight, tenting tonight, Tenting on the old camp ground.
Page 251 - We're tenting tonight on the old camp ground, Give us a song to cheer our weary hearts, a song of home, And friends we love so dear...
Page 151 - Hurrah ! Hurrah ! we bring the jubilee! Hurrah! Hurrah! the flag that makes you free !" So we sang the chorus from Atlanta to the sea, While we were marching through Georgia.
Page 135 - My native country! thee, Land of the noble free, Thy name I love; I love thy rocks and rills, Thy woods and templed hills; My heart with rapture thrills, .Like that above.
Page 81 - are large bodies of the hostile Creeks marching to your borders, with their scalping-knives unsheathed, to butcher your women and children : time is not to be lost. We must hasten to the frontier, or we shall find it drenched in the blood of our citizens. The health of your general is restored — he will command in person.
Page 248 - Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled...
Page 247 - Please accept for yourself, officers, and men the nation's thanks for your work of yesterday. You made a magnificent beginning. A grand consummation is within your easy reach. Do not let it slip.

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