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56          FOLK-SONGS OF THE CIVIL WAR.
McClellan is our leader, we 've had our last retreat, McClellan is our leader, we 've had our last retreat, McClellan is our leader, we 've had our last retreat, We '11 now go marching on.
Say, brothers, will you meet us,
Say, brothers, will you meet us,
Say, brothers, will you meet us,
As we go marching on ?
The girls we left behind us, boys, our sweethearts in the
North, The girls we left behind us, boys, our sweethearts in the
North, The girls we left behind us, boys, our sweethearts in the
North,
Smile on us as we march.
Oh sweethearts, don't forget us, Oh sweethearts, don't forget us, Oh sweethearts, don't forget us,
We '11 soon come marching home.
A seaman on board the Vandalia, one of the ships engaged in the capture of Port Royal, wrote a description of the engagement, which has consid­erable of the light of battle in it. It is entitled: —
THE PORT ROYAL DANCE.
Behold our glorious banner floats gayly in the air, But four hours hence base traitors swore we could not plant it there ;
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