BY REV. A. S. CLARK.
Saratoga County Chaplain Civil War Veterans.
These were the boys who went forth to the conflict
In the days of their country's sore need;
These were the men who bore back our loved banner,
Of whose valor with pride we e'er read.
These were the boys, shall we ever forget them?
Or their deeds as the years shall go by?
Not while it floats, our dear flag, in the breezes,
O! so grandly, 'neath Liberty's sky.
These were the boys, O how sad they must leave us!
But we'll guard well their graves down the years,
And will pray unto God in His wisdom to save us
From stern war's desolation and tears.
These were the boys, make bright all with fair garlands
Each dear spot where these soldier boys sleep.
May no grave of our heroes be passed by unhonored
As this day of blest memory we keep.
Round Lake, N. Y.
Troy Times. May 29, 1925: 16 col 2.