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A CHEER FOE THE WEST. 215
Victory awaits us, for God has decreed it,
Countless and strong though the foes that assail: Scoffers revile us, but little we heed it;
Ours is the truth, and the truth must prevail. Firm as a rock we stand, Guarding some sea-girt land ; Pledged heart and hand, Freedom's champions are we, Never to cease the strife While we have breath of life, Till all can proudly say, " We are free! "
A CHEER FOR THE WEST.
BY PARK BENJAMIN.
HURRAH for the glorious West!
She has turned out the bravest and best,
And Victory follows her arms ; How they poured forth their volleys of fire, While the bright, starrv banners rose higher
In the midst of the battle's alarms.
Fort Donelson's ramparts are down, And so are her men of renown, Those leaders of fury and fright —