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Reunion - Sept 3, 1884


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THE DAILY NEWS

Henry J. Johnson, Editor and Proprietor

OFFICE, No. 109 BALTIMORE STREET

TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION

One copy, one year $6.00
“ six months 3.00
“ three months 1.50
“ one month .50
“ one week..
City papers delivered by carriers without charge.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1884

$5 REWARD! We will pay $50 reward for the arrest and conviction of any person who may steal copies of our paper from premises of subscribers.

THE DAILY NEWS.

FOR PRESIDENT: JAMES G. BLAINE, OF MAINE.
FOR VICE-PRESIDENT: JOHN A. LOGAN, OF ILLINOIS.

For electors at large: Thomas Gorsuch, J.J. Weaver
for District electors: First District. – J. H.C. Barrett. Second. – Wm. M. Marine. Third. – Jacob Seaton. Fourth. – H.P. Jordan. Fifth. – Jos. S. Allison. Sixth. – Benj. L. Turner.
For Congress, VIth Maryland District: Louis E. McComas, of Washington County.

THE REUNION. Brave Boys Are They.
Heavily falls the rain,
Wild are the breezes to-night;
But ’neath the roof the hours, as they fly,
Are happy and calm and bright:
Gathering round the fire-side,
Though it be summer time,
We sit and talk of brothers abroad,
Forgetting the midnight chime.

Chorus. Brave boys are they,
Gone at their county’s call;
And yet, and yet we cannot forget,
That many brave boys must fall.
Under the homestead roof,
Nestled so cozy and warm,
While soldiers sleep with little or naught
To shelter them from the storm,
Resting on grassy couches,
Pillowed on hillocks damp;
Of marital fare how little we know,
Till brothers are in the camp!

Thinking no less of them,
Loving our country the more,
We sent them forth to fight for the flag,
Their fathers before them bore,
Though the great tear drops started,
This was our parting trust;
God bless you! Boys; we’ll welcome you home,
When rebels are in the dust.

May the bright wings of love,
Guard them wherever they roam.
The time has come when brothers must fight,
And sisters must pray at home.
Oh! The dread field of battle—
Soon to be strewn with graves!
If brothers fall, then bury them where
Our banner in triumph waves!




ID:
acwv001

Creator:
Cumberland Daily News

Date:
1884-09-03

Collection Location:
Cumberland, Maryland

Contributor:
Complied by Theodore Luman

Subject:
Society of the Army of West Virginia; United States. Army. Dept. of West Virginia; Cumberland (Md.)--History; Reunions

Coverage:
Cumberland (Md,), 1884

 
 
Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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