Treasure Island

George Moses Horton

(1797 - 1884 / Northampton, North Carolina)

General Grant -- The Hero Of The War


Brave Grant, thou hero of the war,
Thou art the emblem of the morning star,
Transpiring from the East to banish fear,
Revolving o'er a servile Hemisphere,
At large thou hast sustained the chief command
And at whose order all must rise and stand,
To hold position in the field is thine,
To sink in darkness or to rise and shine.

Thou art the leader of the Fed'ral band,
To send them at thy pleasure through the land,
Whose martial soldiers never did recoil
Nor fail in any place to take the spoil,
Thus organized was all the army firm,
And led unwavering to their lawful term,
Never repulsed or made to shrink with fear,
Advancing in their cause so truly dear.

The love of Union burned in every heart,
Which led them true and faithful from the start,
Whether upon water or on land,
They all obeyed their marshall's strict command,
By him the regiments were all surveyed,
His trumpet voice was by the whole obeyed,
His order right was every line to form,
And all be well prepared to front the storm.

Ye Southern gentlemen must grant him praise,
Nor on the flag of Union fail to gaze;
Ye ladies of the South forego the prize,
Our chief commander here to recognize,
From him the stream of general orders flow,
And every chief on him some praise bestow,
The well-known victor of the mighty cause
Demands from every voice a loud applause.

What more has great Napoleon ever done,
Though many battles in his course he won?
What more has Alexander e'er achieved,
Who left depopulated cities grieved?
To him we dedicate the whole in song,
The verses from our pen to him belong,
To him the Union banners are unfurled,
The star of peace the standard of the world.

Submitted: Saturday, April 10, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (General Grant -- The Hero Of The War by George Moses Horton )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Losing Your Temper, Edward Kofi Louis
  2. Testing Memories, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  3. To Watch My Steps, Edward Kofi Louis
  4. Must Not Withdraw, Zulfiqar Ali Bhatti
  5. To blow the scent of flowers of friendsh.., Dr.V.K. Kanniappan
  6. Badagry, Edward Kofi Louis
  7. drawn to the mountain, Thomas Leathandrum
  8. To Reward You, Edward Kofi Louis
  9. Pysch notes chapter 2, imani halley
  10. Wiles, Edward Kofi Louis

Poem of the Day

poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When the hours of Day are numbered,
And the voices of the Night
Wake the better soul, that slumbered,
To a holy, calm delight;

Ere the evening lamps are lighted,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

 

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. Footsteps of Angels, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  7. Farewell, Anne Brontë
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  10. No Man Is An Island, John Donne

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]