Flag of Fort Sumter

AUNER’S PRINTING OFFICE, EIGHTH AND MARKET.

Flag of Fort Sumter.

O say, have you heard how the Flag of our sires
Was insulated by traitors, in boastful alliance,
When for Union’s dear cause, over Sumter’s red fires,
In the front of Rebellion it waved its defiance?
Over Sumter it flew,
Over patriots true,
And through all that fierce conflict still dearer it grew,
’Twas the Flag of Fort Sumter! we saw it still wave
O’er the heads of the Free and the hearts of the Brave!

That banner so bright, it was nailed to its mast,
As a sign that for Freedom there’s still no surrender!
And the staff that up-bore it, in battle’s dread blast,
Yet remains to be raised by its gallant defender!
Over Sumter it flew,
Over ANDERSON true,
And through all the dark conflict still dearer it grew,
’Twas the flag of Fort Sumter! O long may it wave
O’er the heads of the Free and the hearts of the Brave!

When in Union’s dear name, freedom’s cause to sustain,
Round our Washington’s form half a million assembled,
In the Statue’s proud hand, high unrolled once again,
Rose the Flag that in danger’s front never had trembled!
Streaming heavenward it flew,
Over patriots true,
And though torn from the conflict, still dearer it grew,
’Twas the Flag of Fort Sumter! we saw it still wave
O’er the hands of the Free and the hearts of the Brave!

There are fields yet to win, there are conflicts to fight,
Till the foes of our Union are vanquished forever!
But the flag that was nailed over Sumter’s red height,
From the staff that upheld it no traitors can sever;
It shall fly as it flew,
Over patriots true,
Whilst our oaths for the Union beneath we renew;
For the Flag of Fort Sumter in glory shall wave
O’er the heads of the Free and the hearts of the Brave!

A. W. AUNER, SONG PUBLISHER, N. W. Cor. 8th and Market Sts. Philadelphia.

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