By Mara L. Pratt
Tales of the nice clash from the time Lincoln grew to become president and the southern states seceded, in the course of the battles of Bull Run, Shiloh, Antietam, Vicksburg, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, till the shut of the battle. comprises poems, songs, and illustrations commemorating the occasions. appropriate for a while eight and up.
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Duganne. Dixie's Land and John Brown's Body IN any war, each side has always some one piece of music which its armies delight to march by. " And so in this war, each side had its own music. " I think you boys and girls ought to know these songs as well as to know the battles of the war; anything that helps to give us an idea of the thought of the people at a time, is a part of the history of that time. For this reason, I hope your teacher will find time to let you sing these songs now and then.
On they marched, their colors flying, the drums beating, straight up to a hotel from whose top was seen a secession flag. " came the command as they reached the hotel entrance. Rushing into the building, up the stair-case, he pulled down the secession flag, and marched with it down the stairs again. But at the foot of the stairway, stood the tavern-keeper, ready to resent this insult to his flag. Bang went his gun, and young Ellsworth fell dead. Bang! went another gun, and down by Ellsworth's side dropped the tavern-keeper, shot dead by one of Ellsworth's men.
On went the Merrimac, attacking other vessels, until fortunately night came on and put a stop to this day's work; then she withdrew, to rest a while, chuckling no doubt over her day's doings, and planning all sorts of wickedness for the coming day. But to her great surprise, when the sun rose on the following morning, there stood not far away, a funny looking little vessel, dressed in fire-proof coat just like her own. The Merrimac glared from all her port-holes at this funny looking affair, and for a time couldn't seem to get it through her stupid head what it was.
American History Stories, Volume IV by Mara L. Pratt