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THE STAR OF THE NORTH!
THE STAR OF THE NORTH!
Written by A. Anderson, Philadelphia.
Tune —"Continental March."
When our Union was threatened with a sad dissolution,
From centre to circumference it rocked in commotion,
There stood one among us, McClellan by name,
The Star of the North, a Soldier of fame.
When rebellion waxed hot, and traitors increased,
Washington in danger, the Capital menaced,
A dispatch instanter, for McClellan to report;
Forthwith the Star appeared—The Star of the North.
Our army in fragments, was scattered in retreat,
The battle of "Bull Run," was a failure and defeat;
Reorganized anew, McClellan he stood forth,
The hope of our Union—The Star of the North.
A plan of campaign having fully been matured,
Yorktown, it was besieged, and Williamsburg secured,
McClellan still advanced near the place where traitors sport,
Richmond shook and trembled at the Star of the North.
Generals Lee and Longstreth to guard their city well,
Forthwith they now despatch for Jackson and Ewell;
His order was to fall upon our army to the right,
We shall capture now his army by our numbers and might.
But our young and noble General to elude their wild grasp,
He swung his whole army to the left from the right;
He fought them in retreat, till he gained a firm base,
Victorious, he came off, a victor at last.
But who is in fault, that Richmond was not taken?
The President has spoken for himself, and for Stanton,—
Not upon McClellan! for his forces were too small,
To withstand Lee, Longstreet, and Jackson the stonewall.
When Generals Lee and Longstreth in Maryland appeared,
Advanced their lines to Frederick, for a dash they were prepared,
Upon Washington or Baltimore, or Pennsylvania soil, alike,
McClellan, with his army, soon put the foe to flight.
When Generals Lee and Longstreth had made a bold stand,
Well chosen their position, well fortified and planned,
Having formed their line of battle, for a decisive blow,
They fought with desperation to overcome their foe.
But McClellan formed in line, along Antietam's height,
With cannon and with musketry, with sword and lance most bright,
Returned upon them blow for blow, until the set of Sun
Emblazoned on our banners shone, a brilliant victory won.
Our Union rived and shattered, our nation under arms,
All Europe stands spectator—the world is in alarm.
With firm and steady purpose McClellan still shines forth,
The hope of our nation—The Star of the North!
Oct. 1st, 1862.
Entered according to Act of Congress, by A. Anderson, Philadelphia, in the Clerk's Office, of the District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, A. D. 1862.
HARRIS, Printer, S. E. corner Fourth and Vine Streets, Philada.