T HERE let memorials deathless rise to tell
- Each spot where martyrs to their prized land fell,
Each mdnolith of praise - of martial meed,
Standing 'mid light of monumental deed,
Where heroes dared - their lives last proffer made,
Their measure full in immolation paid.
Not dead lie these dumb symbols of the strife,
But mutely speaking that most crucial life,
That struggle of a Nation's heart sustained
When patriot nerves were tense and pulsing strained,
When Union vital hung upon the field,
And listened for the import it should yield -
On Gettysburg, where centred foes were hurled
With clash of impact echoing to the world!
|THE MARTYR LIBERATOR