Southern War Songs Camp-Fire, Patriotic & Sentimental

200+ Song Lyrics Collected, Arranged & Illustrated, By W. L. Fagan - online songbook

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Or shall their " footprints' base pollution " Of Southern soil in blood be purged, And every flying1 slave be scourged
Back to his snows in wild confusion.
Vile despots, with their minions knavish, Would drag us back to their embrace ;
Will freemen brook a chain so slavish ? Will brave men take so low a place ?
O, Heaven ! for words—the loathing, scorning We feel for such a Union's bands : To paint with more than mortal hands,
And sound our loudest notes of warning.
What! Union with a race ignoring The charter of our Nation's birth ?
Union with bastard slaves adoring The fiend that chains them to the earth ?
No ! we reply in tones of thunder, No ! our staunch hills fling back the sound— No! our hoarse cannon echo round—
No! evermore remain asunder !
Stonewall Jackson's Cadet Button.