A Book of Poems
"Our Country calls us! Quick, be ready!
think of what our sires have been;
Onward! onward! strong and steady,
Drive the Traitor to his den.
On and let the watchword be
Country, home, and liberty."
(J. C. William's "Life in Camp")
We've started to receive poems from contributors that relate to Vermont's participation in the Civil War. This is an interim format until we get a better picture of the size and scope of the project.
Poems related to Battles
The Battle of Gettysburgh, Mrs. H. M. Crapo
Death of the Young Volunteer, F. O. Hodge
Poems about Individuals
Alonzo P. Bush, by Abbie Wellman
Alonzo P. Bush, by Jennie Stebbins
H. C. Rogers, noble Soldier, by Theresa Emery/Stearns Rogers.
John M. Thomas, Cydymdeimlad (Sympathy), by David Price.
Henry H. Vaughn...killed at the Battle of Gettysburg, Mrs. S. A. Nichols
Poems Related to Specific Units
The Aged Soldier, Mrs. H. M. Crapo
August 11, related to a Civil War era marriage, by Theresa Emery/Stearns Rogers
Camp Life, H. O. Hodge
Cavendish, Her Virtues and Achievements, Rev. Alfred J. Hough
Cover Them Over, Will Carlton
Missing, Ellen Collins Blodgett
They Dying Sentinel, Anonymous
The Dying Volunteer, Theresa Emery/Stearns Rogers
The Soldier, Mrs. H. M. Crapo
The Soldier's Orphan, Mrs. H. M. Crapo
The Vacant Chair, Henry S. Washburn
'Tis Sad To Think, Anonymous
Where Are They?, Mrs. H. M. Crapo
Vermont, Mrs. H. M. Crapo
Watchman, Tell us of the Fight, A. S. Baker
The Vermont Volunteers, Rev. William Ford
"The land is holy where they fought,
And holy where they fell;
For by their blood that land was bought,
The land they loved so well.
Then glory to that valiant band,
The honored Saviours of the land."
(The Soldiers' Record of Jericho, Vermont)