Our Gallant Colonel


Our Gallant Colonel.

Come all ye jolly lads and members of Company D,
A song to you I'll sing, and to please you I will try,
’Tis of a gallant Colonel who never knew no fears,
He is commander of the 73d Pennsylvania Volunteers.

This Colonel that I do mention, his name I do not tell,
But he came from Philadelphia where lately he did dwell,
He was in the battle of Chancellorville, where his courage he did show,
By walking up and down the line in the hottest contest with the foe.

Our boys were bound to follow him and none of them were afraid,
If you’d a seen us on the battlefield, you’d thought it was dress parade,
We were laying on the ground, when we were called up into line,
And had orders to fix bayonets at which we took the shine.

Our Colonel’s horse being unmanageable, he sent him to the rear,
And took his position in front of us as if there was no fear;
The rebels came a charging up, not thinking of their fate,
Until brave Weidesrick gave them refreshments of canister and grape.

So now my boys I’ll sing no more for my song is at an end,
And I’ll take a drink with any of you, I hope I don’t offend,
And I’ll drink a toast to our Colonel, for I am very dry,
So here’s success to Colonel Moore and also Company D.
August 20, 1863.

(New) Rally Round the Flag,
Mother’s Waiting for her Sol-
dier Boy.
Give us back Little Mac, our
Old Commander.
I Wish the War was Over
The Answer to When this Cruel
War is Over.
Brave BOYS.

Mother I’ve come home to die.
The Answer to Who Will Care
for Mother Now.
Battle Cry of Freedom, or
We’ll Rally Round the
Flag Boys.
Where Liberty Dwells there is
my Country.
John Bull or any Other Man.
The Soldier’s Funeral.

Lee’s Rebel Raid in Penn’a.
Battle Cry of Freedom, No. 2
Our Native Land.
Mother I am Going.
Our Gallant Colonel.
Soldier’s Prayer.
Our Flag with 34 Stars.
McClellan’s Farewell to the
Army of the Potomac.

Item Information help

  • Item ID
  • DCMI Type
    Still Image
  • Title
  • Creator
    Archer, Charles E.
  • Illustrated
  • Extent
    20.5 cm x 12 cm
  • Genre
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