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248 SONG FOR BATTLE.
Lo ! Freedom's song rolls onward still, The nation sings it with a will; The battle's fought, the victory's won, Sung by the Twelfth at Donelson, And Iowa Second.
Hark! from the west the warlike shout In wild harmonious strains rings out, From Pea Ridge comes the thrilling cry — We 've fought the foe and made him fly! Brave Iowa boys.
Through the land, on ev'ry sea, The battle-song of victory, Begun by Iowa's noble men, Shall finish with their loud Amen, The Union's safe!
—♦— SONG FOR BATTLE.
Air — "Marseillaise"
OH comrades, going forth to battle,
Forget to doubt — forget to fear ; And when the balls around us rattle, Let step be firm, and eye be clear.