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ONLY NINE MILES TO THE JUNCTION. 71 "ONLY NINE MILES TO THE JUNCTION."
WKITTEN BY H. MILLARD,
COMPANY A, SEVENTY-FIRST REGIMENT, N. Y. S. M.
Tune —" The other Side of Jordan."
THE troops of Rhode Island were posted along
On the road from Annapolis-station, As the Seventy-first Regiment, one thousand strong,
Went on in defence of the nation. We 'd been marching all day in the sun's scorching ray, With two biscuits each as a ration, When we asked Gov. Sprague to show us the way,
And " How many miles to the Junction ? " Chorus — How many miles, how many miles, How many miles to the Junction ? When we asked Gov. Sprague to show us the way,
And " How many miles to the Junc­tion ? "
The Rhode Island boys cheered us on out of sight, After giving the following injunction :
" Just keep up your courage — you '11 get there to-night, For 't is only nine miles to the Junction."







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