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The soldiers of the Union, God bless them one and
FREEDOM. They were no noisy braggarts, but they will gladly
BY MARTIN FARQUHAR TUPPER. fall; If lives will save the Union, they're ready quite to No blots on the banner of Light!
No slaves in the land of the Free! die, These noble Northern soldiers, that bade us all good- No Wrong to be rampant where all should be Right,
No sin that is shameful to see! bye.
America,-show the wide world in thy strength Ulster County, May 20, 1861.
How sternly determined thou art
The canker that gnaws at thy heart.
Uprouse thee! and swear by thy might
This evil no longer shall be ;
For all men are brothers--the black as the white,
And sons of one Father are we.
America, -now is the perilous time,
When safety is solely decreed
To ridding the heart of old habits of crime
And simply repenting indeed.
Away to the bats and the moles
With the lash, and the goad, and the chain !
Away with the buying and selling of souls,
And slavery toiling in pain.
America, this is thy chance-now at length-
Of crushing—while crouching to thee-
Those rebels and slaveholders-slaves to thy
The curse and contempt of the Free !
Men of America,
Up from your slumbers !
Dash the thick mist away,
Each soul that cumbers !
Freedom is yet alive!
Wake, in her nanie to strive;
Swarm from each busy hive
Were we not freemen born-
When shall the hiss of scorn,
Our fame have ended ?
The soil of Washington
Traitors should harbor none !
Though all our rivers run
With crimson blended.
Swears he'll shoot Jeff. Davis.
Our realm is half a world ;
Ocean to ocean!
Shall our flag now be furled
'Mid war's commotion !
No! let our Chief's command,
Over broad lake and land,
Rouse every freeman's hand,
Each heart's devotion !
Up! up for Liberty!
The battle rages
Of our land's history
Blood stains the pages.
Death may be welcome now;
Though cold the laurel'd brow,
Men to its fame shall bow
All through the ages.
From caitiff fear or flight,
Good Lord, deliver !
Rather go down to dust,
Placing in God our trust,
- Vanity Fair.
Let thunders roar, the lightning flash;
Bold Southron, never fear!
True Southrons do and dare !
The craven knows no rest!
The hero thrice is bless'd.
With bold and manly eye:
- Charleston Courier, June 1L
LET US ALONE. “Al we ask is to be let alone." --JEFF. Davis. A dog having stolen a large piece of meat, Ran off with the prize he regarded so sweet, And while he was quietly gnawing the bone, He asked nothing more than to be let alone. You impudent rascal! the market man cried, Your villainous action cannot be denied, 'Tis foolish to think, when your conduct is known, That any good people will let you alone. 'Tis thus with mankind, though conscious of wrong, They sing for a pretext a similar song; Though of infamous character second to none, They howl like the dog, and cry, Let us alone. Just so with Jeff. Davis, he asks nothing more, He says so to-day-he has said it before, Comes out in his message in thundering tone, And says all he wants is to be let alone. The traitorous minions who follow his lcad, Would fain on the ruins of Liberty feed, And gnaw the flesh clean from the Federal bone, If Uncle Sam only would let them alone. Let them capture the forts, and our property seize, Make war on the Government-do as they please, And still they cry out, with a piteous moan, We're opposed to coercion-oh, let us alone. They treat with contempt our Union and name, Disregard constitutional freedom and fame, Appropriate millions of funds not their own, And yet cry indignantly, Let us alone. Such unblushing impudence rarely is found, Their lofty pretensions must fall to the ground, For they to the wind and the tempest have sown, And the whirlwind now will not let them alone.
BY A MISSISSIPPIAN.
With her banner of white, red, and blue; Hurrah ! for her daughters, the fairest on earth,
And her sons, ever loyal and true!
Enlisted for freedom or death;
And three cheers for the Palmetto wreath! Hurrah ! for each heart that is right in the cause ;
That cause we'll protect with our lives; Hurrah ! for the first one who dies on the field,
And hurrah ! for each one who survives ! Hurrah ! for the South-shout hurrah! and hurrah!
O'er her soil shall no tyrant have sway, In peace or in war we will ever be found "Invincible,” now and for aye.
SONGS OF THE REBELS.
THE SOUTHRON'S WAR-SONG.
BY J. A. WAGENER.
Sons of the sunny clime!
The holy hour doth chime.
In thundering array ;
The hero bides the fray.
Strike hard, with arm of fire ! Strike hard, for God and fatherland,
For mother, wife, and sire !
THE NATCHEZ MILITARY.
BY WALTER STANLEY.
Awaken the brave again;
And away to the battle-plain.
How quickly the summons come;
To the sound of the fife and drum. The fierce invader and all his band,
With his grove of shining steel, May never rule where our sires died,
By his cannon's thundering peal.
Of the fierce and cruel Mars;
And gaily march to the war.
Our banner shall proudly wave,
Will sleep in the honor'd grave.
And Heaven will bless us still; And so good-bye to our homes and friends, And Natchez on the Hill.
-Natchez Free Trader.
Seldom, if ever, has New York witnessed such a "The following stirring verses, which wo copy from a
sight, or heard such strain. No military hero of Bouthern exchange, are from the patriotic pen of a lady of the present war has been thus honored. No statesKentucky, who has achieved a national reputation as a man has thus loosed the tongues of a thousand poetess and authoress."--Louisville Courier, June 22. men to chant his patriotism. Little did Capt. You can never win them back
Brown think of the national struggles that were to Never! never !
follow his eventful death. But his calmness and Though they perish on the track
firmness gave evidence of his faith that the cause of your endeavor;
of freedom demanded the sacrifice of his life, and Though their corses strew the earth
he nobly died. That SMILED upon their birth,
It was a notable fact that while the regiment And blood pollutes each hearth
united as with one voice singing this song, thouStone forever!
sands of private citizens, young and old, on the
sidewalks and in crowded doorways and windows, They have risen to a man,
joined in the chorus. The music was in itself imStern and fearless;
pressive, and many an eye was wet with tears. of your curses and your ban
Few who witnessed the triumphal tread of that noble They are careless.
band of men arrayed for the war for freedom, will Every hand is on its knife,
ever forget the thrilling tones of that song.-N. Y. Every gun is primed for strife,
"MAKE UP YOUR MIND TO IT."--The Philadelphia
Presbyterian, under the heading of “Make Up Your You have no such blood as theirs
Mind to It," thus expresses its views on "peace For the shedding :
propositions :" In the veins of cavaliers
“A gentlemen, not very distinguished for arWas its heading!
dent patriotism, declaiming against the war as havYou have no such stately men
ing in a large measure arrested the wheels of busiIn your "abolition den,"
ness, and interfered with his usual prosperity, a To march through foe and fen,
friend properly rebuked him in terms like these :
46 * This war has been enforced on us. It mast Nothing dreading !
necessarily produce distress. As a citizen you may They may fall before the fire
as well make up your mind to bear a portion of the of your legions,
burden. You have been accustomed to look exPaid with gold for murderous bire
clusively after your personal interests; now you Bought allegiance :
must enlarge your views, and aid the public cause. But for every drop you shed,
The very existence of the Government, under the You shall have a mound of dead,
shadow of which you have prospered, is in peril; So that vultures may be fed
if it falls you fall; if it prospers you will prosper. In our regions !
If, to escape temporary sacrifice, you would patch
up a false, factitious, and dishonorable peace, you Bat the battle to the strong
are unworthy of the name of an American and a Is not given,
freeman.' When the Judge of right and wrong
"The answer was a just one. The mercenary Sits in Heaven;
cry of many is the war is ruining us, and the selAnd the God of David still
fishness it betrays is the very ground on which it is Guides the pebble with His will
attempted to form a party to frown down the war There are giants yet to kill
at all hazards. What is to become of our ConfedWrongs unshriven!
eracy, our Government, our future freedom, do not enter into the calculation. Surely American vir
tue is at a low ebb if we are not willing to make John Brown, DEAD YET SPEAKETA.—Who would sacrifices, and to bring down our high aspirations have dreamed, a year and a half since, that a thou- after fortune, for the sake of our country. These sand men in the streets of New York would be are times when every good citizen should willingly heard singing reverently and enthusiastically in bring down his notions to a war standard. He must praise of John Brown! Such a scene was wit- willingly suffer, as the people of our old revolution nessed on Saturday evening last. One of the new did, for the sake of their country. Those who cry regiments from Massachusetts on its way through out for peace on any terms little dream of the sad this city to the seat of war sang
inheritance they would leave their children in a John Brown's body lies a-moldering in the grave,
land divided into factions and rent by interniinable John Brown's body lies a-moldering in the grave,
future war. No; the sacrifice is nothing compared John Brown's body lies a-moldering in the grave, with the miseries which would be brought upon us
His soul's marching on!
by the splitting of our country into a number of
contending communities. If such an evil is to beThe stanzas which follow are in the same wild fall us, which may God in bis mercy prevent, let it strain :
not at least come through our recreant, our low selHe's gone to be a soldier in the army of the Lord, etc., His soul's marching on!
fishness, and our base betrayal of the precious trust John Brown's knapsack is strapped upon his back, etc.,
reposed in us." His soul's marching on! His pet lambs will meet him on the way, etc.,
How MONEY IS TO BE RAISED.—The following They go marching on!
article, while indirectly acknowledging the des
perate state of the country, shows that the power “On the other hand, men who have the means of the Government is to be exerted wherever the ought to pay, and help their country and their neighleast murmur or discontent shall arise at the high- bors freely. If they be true men they will do sa wayman's command of “Stand and Deliver :" Men who have money now, and lock it up, either
The heavy demand for the services of our citi- from a mean fear of losing it or for the purpose zens as soldiers, and on the capital and credit of of speculation, are almost or altogether as bad as the States, and of individuals, have necessarily op- traitors, and deserve the execration of the commuerated on the regular order of business. Trade is nity."-Montgomery (Ala.) Mail, June 19. greatly depressed, and all kinds of business transactions are embarrassed. These are some of the A WELSH bard, of the clerical order, who marchnecessary inconveniences of the war waged upon ed in the escort at New York, composed the folus by the Federal Government. It will require lowing on the occasion of the departure of the economy and hard struggling to keep up the busi- Oneida (N. Y.) Regiment: ness of the country, so far as shall be absolutely necessary to supply the actual wants and necessities
Glewion O ddynion a ddaehthof the people. In times like these the strong
O'r diwedd, should bear with the weak,' and all should be con
Ar da ein llywodraeth ; tent during the continuance of the war, with the
O, Oneida, fan odiaeth, making of enough to meet expenses. Any man
Am ddynion nuoynion, a mbeth. who shall be found capable of taking advantages of
Hil Gomer hael gymerantthe necessities of his country and of speculating on
A'u bradyr a ddifant ; the miseries of his neighbors,' to gratify his sor
Ergydiau o'u gynau, gant, did soul, is a detested wretch. We hope none such
I'r aig ein galon rwygant. may be found among us. So far as we are informed by expressions from the people everywhere, espe
Jeff. Davis, o gyff diafol
Ddu elyn, cially in the interior, the feeling and the sentiments
A ddaliaut yn rhwysgol;. seem to be universal in favor of a suspension of
A blingant ei ben blwngol; forced collections, and the sacrifice of property and
Dyna ilawd yr adyn ffol. the pecuniary ruin of individuals in the present
Which, being translated into English, reads thus: pressure of the times. Public sentiment is strongly in favor of a suspension of all legal process,' till
WELSI RALLY. this war is ended, and these sentiments may be so
Oneida is a hero land,
Full of true braves; strong as to need no legislative interference upon It marshals forth this gallant band, this subject. If, however, it shall be found that To save our nation from the hand the public opinion is not strong enough to stay the Of base, secession, traitor knaves. love of gain, then it will, in our opinion, become
The song of ancient Britons come the duty of the Legislature, by its act, to suspend
With wild hurrahs; all civil process till the causes which render such a They join the host that guard our home, relief measure absolutely necessary, shall cease to
And crush the foes who madly roam
To rob our fields and change our sheltering laws. exist in force as they now do. “It is the duty and the interest of every man
Jeff. Davis, our most hateful foe,
The Devil's son, now to sustain and defend his country. More than
These conquering forces will o'erthrow, two hundred thousand of our fellow-citizens, 'as And trample in the dust belowgood by nature and better by practice than we A villain's end, deserved for treason done. who stay at home, have already left their business and the endearments of their homes and gone at LEATHER AND SHOES.—The Southern people have the peril of their lives to defend their country and heretofore purchased large quantities of leather goods to defend us. Many of these have already sacri- from the North. Of course this supply is cut off by ficed their lives, and many more will yet be victim- the war. Our people and our troops must have shoes. ized on the altar of their country. Our safety, our How are they to be supplied ? Winter is near-no property, and our lives at home depend on the suc- time is to be lost. The necessity must be met in cess of our soldiers in the war and on the battle some way. We have good reasons to believe that fields. When our soldiers shall have repelled the there are hides and leather enough in Alabama to invaders and conquered for us an honorable and a shoe all her people, including the volunteers. In the glorious peace, then business will revive and pros- northern portion of our State large numbers of perity will come to relieve us of the embarrass-cattle and sheep are slaughtered for home consumpments of the present and reward us in the future. tion. Many of the hides thus taken are entirely Till we gain our independence and peace for our lost or indifferently tanned. If some plan could be country, it is the paramount duty of every man to adopted to purchase and collect these hides, they relieve, to the extent of his ability, the necessities could soon be converted into leather and manufac. and to aid in the defence of his country.
tured into shoes. In this way our volunteers could “Accustomed, as we have been all our lives, to be furnished. Either a company should be organpeace and the largest liberty, we come slowly to ized to purchase these hides and have them made realize the stern demands which a state of war im- into shoes, or, if such company cannot be formed
, poses on us. We must all learn the hard lesson or cannot accomplish the object, the vecessity of which war imposes. Conduct censurable but al- the case would justify the State in assuming the lowable in a state of peace becomes sufferable in a management of the business. There are shoemakstate of war. Any man or any corporation who, ing shops enough in our State to make all the plain Shylock-like, will demand the pound of flesh' in shoes we need. And there are, perhaps, tanneries these times, must be restrained, if not by public already in operation which could furnish the leather
, sentiment, by legal enactinent.
if they had or could get sufficient stocks of hides.
We believe there are hides enough on hand, which, that I might frankly tell you that in a den of conspitogether with those that will be saved this Fall, in rators plotting your assassination, there is one who, the hands of the people, to supply the demand. It at regular intervals, without suspicion or arrest, visits will be necessary to save and make available these your camps and communicates with your officers. hides. How can this be done!-- Montgomery Mail. From my own personal knowledge he has, under the
guise of patriotic devotion to the Government, reThe women of Portland have furnished to the moved every obstacle, and as he has thoroughly perMaine volunteers 3,400 flannel shirts, 1,600 pairs of fected his plans, God only knows at what moment he drawers, 4,200 towels, 1,800 needle books, 1,200 may put them into execution and you be assassinated.” neck-ties, 1,600 handkerchiefs, 700 bed sacks, 900 The general gracefully thanked him for his friendly sun-hoods, 800 linen havelocks, and 840 rubber blan- devotion, and asked a description of his treacherous kets. - National Intelligencer, June 26.
murderer, which was given him in detail. After the
departure of the chivalric Virginian, the general, inHAGERSTOWN, MD., June 23.--At a recent parade stead of being shocked, appalled, or horrorstruck, of the Wisconsin regiment, a scene of a solemn and merely smiled, which to his secretary was incompredeeply affecting nature occurred, which I have not hensible, who anxiously inquired what it all meant. before noticed. After a regimental parade, the colo- The general's reply was, " That's Boh again; he is nel, Starkweather, commanded the attention of his beginning to murder me as he did in Mexico. Bob's men, and addressed them on the subject of the great a good spy, but he so often unnecessarily troubles my cause which brought them so far from home, and ap- friends that he must stop it.” pealing to their courage and patriotism, asked if they were ready to follow him. All responded affirma " CUTTING OUT” A Prize.-The correspondent of tively. But to give full effect and formal dignity to the N. Y. Times, writing from the U. S. steamer this resolution, he called for the colors of the regi- Niagara, off Mobile, June 6, gives the following acment, and waving the Stars and Stripes in the breeze, count of an exciting exploit :kneeled at its foot, and offering up an invocation, A daring and successful exploit occurred last evenin which the men were called upon to join, the whole ing, with three of the Niagara's boats, fully armed regiment knelt as one man, and renewed their fealty and manned, under the command of Lieut. John to their flag. There were few dry eyes witnessed Guest, with Midshipmen O'Kane, Swann, and Casey, this affecting scene.-N. Y. Tribune, June 26. as aides. During the day we noticed a large schooner
go alongside of the wreck of a large English ship, It is a curious coincidence that the first regiment near the entrance of Mobile Bay, where she erected of Massachusetts volunteers passed through Baltimore shears and commenced work. We supposed they on June 17, as the first regiment of militia passed were mounting a battery on the hulk, and resolved through on April 19. Had there been any hostile to put a stop to it at all hazards. During the evendemonstrations on the part of the roughs, the boys ing three of our largest boats were got out in readiwould have remembered Bunker Hill. They threw ness, filled with about 40 men, and taken in tow by out neither advance nor rear guard, the colonel saying the gunboat Mount Vernon. When within a mile, that they should repulse any attack with the whole and in shoal water, we out oars and shoved off, makbody. The band played on the march " Yankee ing a sweep directly under the guns of Fort Gaines, Doodle, " “ Hail Columbia," and " The Star-Spangled and succeeded in cutting off the desired prize. While Banner."-Boston Advertiser, June 26.
this manœuvre was being executed, the ramparts of
both Fort Morgan and Fort Gaines were covered with The bravery of Beauregard, as shown in his late an indignant and impertinent-looking crowd. I canattack on the English (language,) set forth in an not see why Fort Gaines did not open fire upon our epigram, by Quilp:
boats-we certainly expected them to do so--the disThat Beauregard
tance being only about three-quarters of a mile beHas no regard
tween us. The crew of the schooner (16 in number) For perils that others might flurry;
were engaged in removing the masts, &c., of the Is shown to a fault,
wrecked ship, and, as you may imagine, were greatly In his recent assault
surprised at the capture of their craft, which had just On the canons of Johnson and Murray. been newly fitted up for the campaign. Among her
papers was found a permit to enter and depart from
the harbor of Pensacola, signed by that damnable ANECDOTE OF Gen. Scott.—The editor of the traitor Ex-Lieut. F. B. Renshaw, as Chief of Police. Lancaster (Pa.) Examiner, in a letter to that paper This gentleman seems to be rising fast-from a from Washington, tells the following good story of Lieutenant in the United States Navy to Chief of Gen. Scott: "Several days ago the general was Police in the rebel forces ! called upon by a Virginian, whom he recognized as The prit (named the Aid, of Mobile, and worth an old acquaintance. The visitor, after taking a seat, probably ,000) now lies at anchor under our quar. frankly acknowledged his allegiance to the Southern ter, and is being fitted with a couple of 24-pound Confederacy, but presumed that as he came a mes howitzers. She will be commanded by Acting-Lieusenger of mercy, he might safely claim by the cour-tenant O’Kanc, and will hereafter overhaul all ships tesies of war a friendly protection. Upon an assur-wishing to enter this harbor. The rebels have one ance of entire safety, he told his story thus :
of “Uncle Samuel's " revenue cutters here, in their "I am in alliance with the Confederate army, to possession, with four guns mounted on her, which which I have liberally supplied men, and money, and we hope now soon to be able to capture with the arms; and while I justify and support a resistance to schooner Aid. the Northern invasion, my individual sense of honor and personal respect for your military greatness, im BEFORE THE FIGHT AT GREAT BETHEL.—The folpelled me to hazard my life in crossing the borders lowing occurs in a letter published in The St. Albans
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