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SONGS OF THE SOLDIERS.
THE TWELFTH OF APRIL, a. d. 1861.
by edmund c. stedman.
AME the morning of that day, When the God, to whom we pray, Gave the soul of Henry Clay To the land; How we loved him — living, dying ! But his birthday banners flying, Saw us asking and replying, Hand to hand.
For we knew that far away, Round the fort in Charleston bay, Hung the dark impending fray, Soon to fall; 1