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No. 49.-PART 2nd.
SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS'
SOSK APRIL TWENTY-FIFTH, 1862.
BY GEORGE H. BOKER.
Who has not heard of the dauntless Varuna ?
Who has not heard of the deeds she has
Who shall not hear, while the brown Mississippi
Rushes along from the snow to the sun ?
Crippled and leaking she entered the battle,
Sinking and burning she fought through the
Crushed were her sides and the waves ran across
Ere, like a death-wounded lion at bay.
Sternly she closed in the last fatal grapple,
Then in her triumph moved grandly away.
Five of the rebels, like satellites, round her,
Burned in her orbit of splendor and fear ;
One, like the pleiad of mystical story,
Shot, terror stricken, beyond her dread sphere.
We who are waiting with crowns for the victors,
Though we should effer the wealth of our
Load the Varuna from deck down to kelson,
Still would be niggard, Such tribute to pour
On courage so boundless. It beggars posses¬
It knocks for just payment at heaven's bright
Cherish the heroes who fought the Varuna;
Treat them as kings if they honor your way;
Succor and comfort the sick and the wounded ;
Oh 1 for the dead, let us all kneel to pray.
THE STARS AND.STRIPE8.
BY THOMAS WILLIAMS, OP ALLEGHANY, PENH.
Air—Irish Jaunting Car.
Brothers of free descent were we, and native
to the soil,
Knit soul to soul, in one great whole, fruit of
our fathers' toil:
But when that bond of love was rent, the cry
rose near and far,
To arms ! to arms! long live the stripes ! we
know no "single star."
Chorus — Hurrah ! Hurrah ! for the Union Flag,
Hurrah for the Union Flag, that
knows no " single star."
So long as Southern arrogance forbore to
touch that flag,
Full many a taunt we meekly bore, and many
an idle brag:
But when on Sumter's battlements, the traitors
did it mar,
We flung abroad that Union Flag, that ne'er
shall lose a star.
Hurrah! hurrah ! for the Union flag,
Hurrah for the Union flag, that ne'er
shall lose a star.
And first the gallant Keystone State, from every
From hill and valley, lake and town, sent down
her stalwart men;
And all New-England rose amain, as blew the
trump of war,
And raised on high their fathers' flag that
knows no single star.
Hurrah ! etc.
From Saratoga's tree-crowned heights, from
Monmouth's bloody plain,
The men of York and Jersey, too, both swelled
the mustering train,
As onward — onward — fierce it rushed o'er all
To punish those who dared insult our glorious
Stripes and Stars.
Hurrah ! hurrah ! for the Union flag,
Hurrah for the Union flag, with all it3
Stripes and Stars!
And next the hardy pioneers, the dauntless
and the brave,
From those domains by Freedom won, that
never knew a slave,
Their trusty rifles all in hand, with eye and port
Grasped once again with iron hand, the staff
that bears our stars!
Hurrah! hurrah! for the Union
Hurrah for the Union flag, that bears
our Stripes and Stars !
And from the bison's prairie-haunts, o'er Mis¬
From Minnehaha's sparkling falls, from Kan¬
sas' land of blood.