Death of Col. Elmer E. Ellsworth

Death of col Elmer e Ellsworth.

True Union men, attention give;
I’ll sing a solemn lay,
In memory of a much lov’d one,
Slain in the month of May.
He was his father’s only son—
His mother’s only joy;
They weep, they mourn, that he is gone;
Young Ellsworth is no more;
Young Ellsworth is no more.
They weep they mourn, that he is gone;
Young Ellsworth is no more.

A word from him did cheer his braves,
To gallant acts at Willard’s;
They saved that house and all its friends,
And long will be remembered.
To arms! to arms! my gallant boys,
We’ll cross that noble stream,
Tear down that flag that floats so proud,
And raise this one of ours;
And raise this one of ours.
Tear down that flag that floats so proud,
And raise this one of ours.

He landed just beneath its folds,
And grasped his faithful sword,
Cut down the flag that cost his life,
And cast this land in gloom.
Young Brownell met his treacherous foe,
And laid him cold in death;
He raised his loved one in his arms,
And bore him to his home;
And bore him to his home.
He raised his loved one in his arms,
And bore him to his home.

Cut off in all the prime of youth,
This noble Ellsworth fell,
Slain by a treacherous traitor’s hand;
Hark! hear his funeral knell.
I die, I die, he nobly said,
But in a glorious cause,
In exercise of freedom’s rights,
My country and her laws;
My country and her laws.
In exercise of freedom’s rights,
My country and her laws.

Although he dead he speaks aloud,
True Union men, to thee.
Arise! Columbia’s sons, arise!
In all your majesty,
Protect your country and her cause,
Come to the rescue, come.
We’ll put all Southern traitors down,
Arise! protect your homes;
Arise! protect your homes.
We’ll put all Southern traitors down,
Arise! protect your homes.

Our flag’s insulted, friends are slain,
And must we quiet be?
No, no, we’ll rally round the flag
Which leads to victory.
Our flag, the glorious Stars and Stripes,
Forever must she wave,
Where true men live and die each day,
Their country for to save;
Their country for to save.
Where true men live and die each day,
Their country for to save.

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