Strike for the South!


Strike for the South!

Strike for the South! let her name ever be
The boast of the true and the brave;
Let Freedom’s bright star still shine on her brow.
And her banner the proudest still wave.
Strike for the South! shall the heroes who fell.
In graves all unhonored repose,
While the turf o’er each head, and the sword by each side,
Has been stained with the blood of her foes.

Strike for the South! for Liberty’s sun.
In darkness and gloom has not set;
Her bright beams still shine like a light from above,
And will lead thee to victory yet.
Strike for the South! for her weapons are bright,
And the heroes who weild them are strong;
Let her name brightly glow on the record of fame,
And her’s be the proudest in song.

Strike for the South! we will honor her name,
For the glorious deeds she has done!
The laurel we’ll twine ‘around each patriot brow.
And shout when the battle is won.
Strike for the South! it must never be said
That her banner was furled to a foe;
“Let those star ever shine in bright glory alone,
And the pathway to victory show.”

Item Information help

  • Item ID
  • DCMI Type
    Still Image
  • Creator
    Sinclair, Carrie Bell, b. 1839
  • Title
  • Illustrated
  • Extent
    16.5 cm x 14 cm
  • Genre
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