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THE GALLANT THIRTEENTH.         289
Jackson, (propitious name,) lead on ! Centurion of
the Free ! And, where an enemy appears, show him your
Boston C; Their every volley echoes home — the Thirteenth
is our boast, And as we pledge to life and health, that number
gems our toast!
Bravely you met the vaunting foe, bravely you have repelled,
Not counting platoons, but the cause, 'gainst which they have rebelled,
And victory crowns your first essay with her en­shrining wreath!
May it continue bloodless, when conq'ring swords you sheathe.
And now, all question put aside, they know you as
you are, The heroes who set odds at nought at Heights of
Bolivar ! And Harper's Ferry, names which hence, long as
Potomac roll, Emblazoned, shine along the line, on the gallant
Thirteenth's scroll!
F. V. B.
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