When This Cruel Draft Is Over!

Embed

H. DE MARSAN, Publisher, 54 Chatham Street, New-York.

When this Cruel Draft is Over!

Dearest William, they will draft you;
They have placed your name on the list;
If you possessed a brown stone front,
Three hundred dollars wouldn’t be miss’d.

They tell me that when you are drafted,
You’ll be sent to the seat of war;
Then in battle you’ll be wounded,
And come home with many a scar.

If the Rebels they should kill you,
Then what would become of me?
I’m sure I’d die broken-hearted,
If your face I ne’er should see.

Item Information help

blog comments powered by Disqus
Help Improve Our Site

Please take one minute to fill out our brief survey. Your feedback will help us improve Duke Digital Collections.

Thanks!