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THE GALLANT TENTH. 261
THE GALLANT TENTH.*
BY WILLIAM H. DAVIE.
DASH on ! dash on ! our gallant Tenth ! Where dangers darkly frown ; Let Freedom bravely nerve our arms,
Strike every traitor down ! What though their murd'rous squadrons stand
In stern and fierce array, We '11 make them feel our sweeping charge, And quickly clear the way.
This Union, which so long has been
The sheltering-place for all Fair Freedom's valiant, holy band,
Shall not by traitors fall; But it will stand through storm and strife,
The beacon of all lands; And naught shall cause its overthrow,
While strength lies in our hands.
Our courage is of parent-blood,
And why should we stay back, While we have in our gallant band
The men that never lack.
* Tenth Regiment, Michigan Infantry.