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13th  PENNSYLVANIA CAVALRY
( 117
TH REGIMENT )
"THE IRISH DRAGOONS"

SONG OF….
THIRTEENTH PENNSYLVANIA CAVALRY AT FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA.
AIR "HOIST UP THE FLAG"

B
Y B. W. DUGAN

I
T WAS ON ONE MONDAY MORNING IN THE YEAR OF 1865,
T
HE THIRTEENTH PENN. AT WILMINGTON ARRIVED,
IN THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA THEY WERE BOUND TO PROVE TRUE,
AND ON THE ENEMY'S CAPITAL THEY RAISED THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE.
      CHORUS - ITS YOUNG MEN OF THE THIRTEENTH SO NOBLE AND SO BRAVE,
                        IT WAS ON THE ENEMY'S CAPITAL YOU ONCE MORE PUT WAVE,
                        THE GLORIOUS STARS AND STRIPES AND IT ALWAYS WILL BE SAID,
                        THAT THERE IT WAVES THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH IN MEMORY OF OUR DEAD.

SO GIVE ME YOUR ATTENTION TO WHAT I'M GOING TO SAY,
AND I'LL TELL YOU WHAT THE BOYS DONE FROM PENNSYLVANIA,
THOSE THAT JOINED THE THIRTEENTH WILL ALWAYS HAVE IT TO SAY,
THAT WHEN THEY MET THE ENEMY THEY NEVER RAN AWAY.

A
S WE STARTED FROM WILMINGTON OUR HORSES BEING WELL PACKED,
SAYS GEN. JOHNSON TO HIS MEN " THE YANKS ARE ON OUR TRACK!"
THE CRY WAS " ONWARD! FORWARD! BOYS," FOR NOW THEY KNOW WE'RE HERE.
BUT VERY WELL THEY KNEW WE WERE THE BOYS THAT HAD NO FEAR.

F
OR WE HAD OFTEN FOUGHT THEM ON VIRGINIA SOIL BEFORE,
AND EVERY TIME WE FOUGHT THEM IT ENCOURAGED US THE MORE,
THE LAST PLACE THAT WE FOUGHT THEM THERE IT WAS AT HATCHER'S RUN.
AND THAT'S THE TIME WE CHARGED THEM AND DROVE THEM FROM THEIR GUN.

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