The Colored Volunteers


500 Illustrated Ballads, lithographed and printed by CHARLES MAGNUS, No. 12 Frankfort Street, New York.

The Colored Volunteers.

Fremont told us, when this war was first begun,
How to save this Union, and the way it should be done,
But Kentucky swore so hard, and old Abe he had his fears,
So that’s what’s the matter with the Colored Volunteers.

Little Mack went to Richmond with three hundred thousand brave—
Said keep back the negroes and the Union he would save;
But Mack he was defeated, and the Union now in tears,
Is calling for the help of the Colored Volunteers.

Old Jeff he says he’ll hang us if we dare to meet him armed—
It’s a very big thing, but we are not at all alarmed:
He has first got to catch us before the way is clear,
And that’s what’s the matter with the Colored Volunteers.

Here’s to the gallant Fourth which has not yet been tried,
They are willing and are ready with their brothers to divide;
General Birney leads us on, so we have no right to fear,
And that is the making of the Colored Volunteers.

Branch Office: No. 520 7th St., Washington, D. C.

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  • Illustrated
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    Still Image
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    20.5 cm x 12.5 cm
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