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Title:[Writings] "To the Sumner Volunteers" : a machine readable transcription of an image

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Date: ca. 1812
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is a song/poem entitled "To the Sumner Volunteers."
Collection:Lauderdale Papers

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To the Sumner Volunteers.

Go! Sumner, Go! And quell the Savage Foe;
Go! Sumner, Go! Your Country bid you go;
Go! Sumner, Go! And lay the Indian low:
Go! Sumner, Go! Your Jackson orders so.

Cheer! Sumner, Cheer! Our hearts with you We bear;
Cheer! Sumner, Cheer! [unclear: Aloft your Banner rear ];
Cheer! Sumner, Cheer! To evry Freeman dear:
Cheer! Sumner, Cheer! For you we breathe the prayr.

Ride! Sumner, Ride! To aid the Southrons ride;
Ride! Sumner, Ride! And spread the havock wide;
Ride! Sumner, Ride! And swell the purple tide:
Ride! Sumner Ride! Your God is on your side.

Fight! Sumner, Fight! For Van Buren , nor for White;
Fight! Sumner, Fight! Tis Jackson bids you fight;
Fight! Sumner, Fight! Maintain your Country's Right,
Fight Sumner, Fight! And soar to Glory's height.

Drive! Sumner, Drive! To Rocky Mountains drive:
Drive! Sumner, Drive! In Deserts Indians thrive:
Drive! Sumner, Drive! The murd'rous Indian Hive,
Drive! Sumner, Drive! Or leave not One alive.

Now homeward Sumner wind your way,
With Victory perch'd on Banners gay:
When Georgia's Bard shall Patriot Deeds proclaim
Sumner shall proudly swell the book of Fame.

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Robt [Robert] English Capt [Captain] gibson company [added: miscellaneous scribbling]

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