The Charge at Roanoke
J. WRIGLEY. Publisher, of Songs, Ballad’s, and Toy Books, Conversation, Age, and small Playing Cards, Alphabet Wood Blocks. Valentines, Motto Verses, and Cut Motto Paper &c. No. 27 Ohatham Street (OPPOSITE CITY HALL PARK) NEW YORK.
THE CHARGE AT ROANOKE.
Oh see you not yonder the foe in his might!
The dark battlements rise like grim shadows before us,
But oh we are eager and long for the fight,
With faith in our hearts and the flag streaming o’er us;
Up! onward Zouaves, through the battle and smoke,
’Mid the thunder of cannon, straight into the breach;
Charge Blue Devils! see how the rebels have broke,
Advance then, their columns you swiftly will reach;
But ah we must stop and relate how we sighed
For the brave, the adored and lamented MONTEIL!
“CHARGE MES ENFANS!” and a true soldier died—
With the soul of a patriot and heart firm a steel;