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FOLK-SONGS OF THE CIVIL WAR, 45
From east to west, from south to north, We '11 send our mighty legions forth.
We know the way — we know the way. The freedom that our fathers won Shall be defended by each son. We know the way.
Then shout, then shout o'er hill and plain, We will our country's rights maintain.
We know the way — we know the way. We will always guard it with our might, And keep steadfast in the right. We know the way.
Old Jeff has now begun to lag,
He knows that we '11 stand by the flag.
We know the way — we know the way. With Scott to guide us in the right, We '11 show them how the Sixty-Ninth can fight. We know the way.
An organization almost equally popular with the New York ballad singers, in the early days of the war, was the " Fire Zouaves," recruited among the firemen of the metropolis, and which was expected to perform wonderful feats of daring and energy, from the character of its material. Its leader, Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth, was killed by the landlord of a hotel in Alexandria, Va., while hauling down the rebel flag from the roof, and his death created a deep sensation from its dramatic