Mc'Clellan's Farewell to the Army of the Potomac
Published by Chas Magnus, 12 Frankfort St. NY.
Mc’Clellan’s Farewell to The Army of The Potomac.
We’re the boys who are firm and ready,
Firm and ready we will be—
To compel our southern foemen
With us and Union to agree.
Down on the banks of the old Potomac,
There we learned our duty well—
Those who live shall tell the story,
How nobly our brave comrades fell.
His parting words we all remember,
“To do our duty as before.”
We’ll follow the march of our new commander,
As we did with him we now deplore.
But that farewell caused us much sorrow,
Nor could we our grief restrain—
For men whose hearts were stout for battle,
With ears cried, “bring him back again.”
When round our camp-fires nightly,
When the wintry winds do rage—
We’ll speak of one whose name so brightly
Will yield a charm to hist’ry’s page.
500 Illustrated Ballads, lithographed and printed by CHARLES [MAGNU ?], No. 12 Frankfort Street, New York. Branch Office: No. 520 7th St., Washington, D. C.