The Gallant 28th

The Gallant 28th.

Come all you brave, and united let us be,
Since we are as bold Americans as you can plainly see;
Since we are as bold Americans not fear for any foe,
we are ordered on by Geary, and that you all do know.

So cheer up my lively lads, and never have it said,
That the Sons of the 28th, was ever yet afraid.

It was on the 16th of September, the day it being clear,
When we spied a flying army of Southern volunteers;
At 3 o’ clock they fired a shot, so we returned the same,
Fire on, my boys, said Geary, for now begins the game.
So cheer up, &c.

At 3 o’clock in the afternoon this battle did begin,
And less than two hours after, this battle it was won;
When some unto the mountain tops, who did so boldly stand,
Saying, boys who could refuse to fight, when Geary gives
command. So cheer up, &c.

Here is health to Col. Geary, and every other man,
And likewise unto his officers who did so boldly stand;
Here is health unto the 28th, they think to make them run,
But we’ll never leave the point of Rocks till victory shall
be won. So cheer up, &c.

It was on the 16th of October, the day it being clear,
When we were upon Bolivar Heights, the fighting was severe,
Here is health to Col. Geary, he showed the rebels fun,
And likewise unto the 28th, that don’t intend to run.
So cheer up, &c.

Here is health to our Captain, bold Woodward is his name,
Like wise to out Lieutenants, we allude the same;
Now my song is ended, and I have no more to same,
About the gallant 28th, from Pennsylvania.
So cheer up, &c.

Item Information help

  • Item ID
    bsvg100258
  • DCMI Type
    Still Image
  • Title
  • Creator
    Hayes, John
  • Illustrated
  • Extent
    18 cm x 10.5 cm
  • Genre
    broadsides
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