Dixie for the Union

Dixie for the union.

On! ye patriots, to the battle!
Hear Fort Moultrie’s cannon rattle:
Then away, then away, then away to the fight!
Go meet those Southern Traitors,
With iron will;
And should your courage filter, boys,
Remember Bunker Hill.

As our fathers crushed oppression,
Deal with those who breathe Secession;
Then away, then away, then away to the fight!
Though Beauregard and Wigfall
Their swords may whet,
Just tell them Major Anderson
Has not surrendered yet.

Is Virginia, too, seceding?
Washington’s remains unheeding?
Then away, then away, then away to the fight!
Unfold our country’s banner
In triumph there,
And let the rebels desecrate
That banner if they dare.

Volunteers, be up and doing,
Still the good old path pursuing;
Then away, then away, then away to the fight!
Your sires, who fought before you,
Have led the way;
Then follow in the footsteps,
And be as brave as they.

On! ye patriots, to the battle!
Hear Fort Moultrie’s cannon rattle;
Then away, then away, then away to the fight!
The star that lights our Union
Shall never set!
Though fierce may be the conflict,
We’ll gain the victory yet.

Item Information help

  • Item ID
    bsvg100175
  • Genre
    broadsides
  • Illustrated
  • DCMI Type
    Still Image
  • Extent
    24.5 cm x 15 cm
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