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Addie Farmer Greasy Bread Ky Williamstown Ky America was discovered in 1492 1865 $188.00 By This Policy of Insurance Louie 1880 1881 The Planters and Merchants Insurace Comy At Selma 1878 1878 1879 On Account of Worster No make Insurance, and cause Merchandise to teh amount endorsed hereon, to be insured, lost or not lost, at and from Mobile or New Orleans, to Landings on the Alabama River, and laden on board Steamboats, Safety Barges or Schooners as specified and endorsed hereon. Endorsement only binding when made by the Secretary of this Company. Loss if any payable to Louisa Alyssa Worster Hard Up I In the Days when I was hard up not many years ago I suffered that which only can the sons of misry know Relations Frineds Companions they all turned up their nose And they rated me a vagabond for want of Better clothes II In the Days when I was hard up for want of food and fire I use to tie my shoes up with Little Bits of wire When hungry cold cast on a rock and could not get a meal How oft ive Beat the Devil Down for tempting me to steal III In the Days when I was hard up for furniture Drugs A many a summers night ive held commission with the Bugs I never faced them with a pick or smashed them on the wall said I this world is wide enough thares room enough for all IV In the Days when I was hard up I used to Lock my Door for fere the Land Lord should come round saying you cant stay here no more in my own back drawing room about ten feet by six in the work house wall just opposite ive counted all the bricks V In the Days when I was hard up I [bowed ?] my spirits Down And often have I sought a friend to Borrow half a crown How many are there in this world whos evels I can scan Their shabby suit of tuggry but cant see the man VI In the Days when I was hard up I found a Blissfull hope Tis all a poor mans heritage to keep him from the roap Now ive found a good old maxim and this shall be my plan Although I wear a ragged coat Il wear it Like a man Chorus - - Hard up! I never shall forget the Days when I was Better off I may Be well off yet Copied July the 9th 1865 Levi C Worster co. G. 7th Ky. cav May 3 1913 house boy Mary's eagle loom wby wlnt clutcher gramey Back English Bishop privy from wayby placer maere Indian wound white eagle marie mare [runnph ?] maker golden Eagle Levy Worster Ellen Worster Louisa alysse Worster- Ruby Addie Mae Gardner song . . . You will not forget me mother Just Before the Battle Mother I am thinking most of you While upon the filed Ime watching With the Enemy in view Commands brabe arround me Lying Filled with thoughts of home and god For Well we know that on the morrow some will sleep beneath the sod Chorous Farewell mother you may never never Press me to your hear again But oh youl not forget me me mother If im numbered with the slain Oh how Id Love to see you mother And the Loving ones at home But Ill never Leave our Banner Till in honor I can come Tell the traitors all around That their cruel words we know In every every Battle Kill us Soldiers By the hel[ they give the foe Farewell and so on Hark I here the Bugle sounding Tis the signel for the fight Now may God protect us Mother As he ever did the right Here the Battle cry of freedom How it swells upon the air Oh yes weel rally round our standard Or weel nobely perish there Chorus Farewell mother you may never never Press me to your heart again But Oh. . youl not forget me mother if ime numbered with the slain Copied By Levi Worster at Atlanta Ga June the 7th 1865 Copied by Levi Worster Songs After the Battle Mother still upon the field of Battle I am Lying Mother Dear With my wounded comrads waiting For the morning to Appear Many sleep to waken never In this world of strife and Death And many moor are faintly calling With thire feeble dying breath Chorus Mother Dear your Boy is Wounded And the night is drear with pain But still I feel that I will see you And the Dear old home again Oh the first Great charge was fereful and a thousant Brave men fell Still amid the Dreadful carnage I was saved from shot and shell so amid the fatal shower I had nearly passed the Day When here the Dreaded Minie struck me And I sunk amid the fray Chorus Mother Dear your Boy is wound And the night is Drear with [?] Oh the Glorious Chreers of triumph When the forman turned and fled Leaving us the field of Battle Strewnn with dying and the Dead Oh the torture and the angusih That I could not follow on But here amid my fallen comrads I must wait till morning comes Chorus Mother Dear your Boy is wounded And the night is Drear with pain But still I feel that I will see you And the Dear old home again copied By Levi Worster co. G. 7th Ky. Vol. Cav. June the 7th 1865 December 25th 1889 Louisa A. Worster Amanda E. Edwards Annie Edwards Addie M. Worster wet the hearts that were striking Below Had God for their bulwork and truth for their four And they stoped not to number the foe We are many in one wher their glitters a stare In the Blue of the heavens above And tyrants shall quail min there Dungons afraid When they gaze on our matter of Love I shall gleam oew the sea mid Bolts of the st[storm] Oer the tempest and Battle and wreck And flame wher our guns with their thunder grow warm Neath the Blood on the slippery deck Then up with the flag Let it stream on the air Through our fathers are cold in their graves They had hands that could strike they had sould could Dare And their sons were not Born to Be slaves up up with our Banner when ere it may call Our millions shall rally arround A nation of freeman that moment shall fa[fade ?] When its stars shall be trailed on the ground Copied By Levi Worster June the 16th 65 A song of home I have traveled over the spacious Earth For many and many a year I have Been in Lands wher art And wealth their monuments uprear Through sights undreamed of met my Eyes Where ever I did roam My thoughts Despite of all I saw would wander back to home I hav been in Kingly palaces Where all that wealth could Buy At every turn wher er I Looked Lid meet my mildred Eye But even there mid kings and peers Beneath the golden Dome unsatesfyed my prisoned soul would wander Back to home Iv sought for glory on the field of fearce and Bloody strife In search of fame so freely spent The Best years of my Life But even amid these stiring scenes one thought to me would come And then my soul fancys wings Would wander Back to home Though poor and humble Be your home And others Like it not youll find as I have ever found Youll Cling unto the spot No Matter What the scenes you view The Lands Wher you may roam THe heart in every hour and place Will Wander Back to Home (copiyed B me June the 25th)1865 (this was written when I thought or imagined that I was at home I seemed almost in a trance so vivid did everything appear to my imagination) written June the 26th Levi C Worster Title To Young him When young I had a fortune I thought it nere would I spent it all gambling one night when I got Drunkass So early the next morning my head was [???] with pain my heart was filled with sadness so I got Drunk again I then took a trip to India thinking to gain by traid I met with one I new there he was a Dashing Blade We made up a party of Jolly fellows there and Being all freeharted so I got Drunk again I then returned to England my mind fixed on a wife Resolved to stick to Buisness and Lead a sober life I got a hansome wife sir how happy was I then Tell Wes begin to fight sir so I got Drunk again Had this misfortune inded how happy would ben But health with wealth Diclining the Doctor was called in he Looked at me so serious and answered me to plain you have rocked your constitution by getting Drunk again My friends with me grew angry unhappy was I then I tried all of their patience by getting drunk again Now young men take warning reflect while you have time Tis Folly to be Jolly and Drinking to much wine You will bring yourselves to poverty And your friends to grief and shame and all you will gain is sorrow By getting Drunk again Copied July the 8th 1865 Levi C. Worster The Home Spun Dress Oh yess I am a southern Girl And glory in the name and Boast it with a greater pride Than Glittering wealth or fame I envy not the Northern Girl her Robes of Beaut fare Though Dimonds grace her snowy neck and pearls bedeck her hair Chorous This home spun Dress is plain I know My hats palmetto to But then it shows what Southern Girls for Southern rights will do We sent the Bravest of our Land to Battle with the foe But we will Lend a helping hand We Love the south you know Now Northern goods are out of Date And since old Abes Blockade We southern Girls can be content With goods of southern made We scorn to wear a Bit of silk or a bit of Northern Lace But we will make our home spun Dress and wear it with good Grace This southern Land is a glorious Land and has a Glorious Cause so here is three cheers for southern sights and for our Southern Boys Weve sent our sweet hearts to the War so its Dear Girls never mind the soldier Lads will never forget The Girl he Left Behind And now a word to you young men If you would win the fair Go to the place where Duty Calls And win your Lady there Remember that our Brightest smiles Are for the true and brave And that our tears falls for the ones That fills a soldiers Grave Chorous Written and copied by Myself Alone America was discoverd 1492 Abcdef Many men of many many Many men of many many America was Discoverd in 14 A memoranda for the year 1865 January the 1st We are encamped in Edgefield nere Nashville in a good camp and a healthy Locality Jan the 9th We packed up with orders to go to Eastport Missisippi We Left early it rained on us all Day the roads were very muddy we camped at a small station called Brentwood . . . .Distance Jan the 10th we struck tents in the hardest rain I have see for a Long time we passed through Franklin and over the Battle Ground and went into camp one mile North of Thompson Station . . . Dist 20 miles Jan the 11th we moved at Daylight and crossed Duck River and passed through Columbia it is a Beautiful place we camped 3 miles south of town . . . Dist 18 miles Jan the 12th still in camp the Bridge across the river washed away Before our command had all crossed over . . Jan the 13th Gray and I went to the country and messed 30 lbs Flour and 2 or three hams ... Jan 14th Jan 15th had an inspection Jan 16th we wer ordered to saddle up for a move all ready Order Counter [manead ?] Jan 17th Left camp at [8 ?] A.M. passed through some Beautiful country passed through Mt. Pleasant and camped 9 miles from town . . Dist traveled 23 ms. Jan 18th we started quite early and passed over some of the ruffest country I have yet seen our company was Detailed to go for forage we went to 48 creek camped for the night got our forage . . . Dist. 26 miles Jan 19th carried our forage to the command we then moved on slow all Day We passed through Waynsborough and camped on the Banks of Green River 2 miles from town . . . Dist tr. 20 miles Jan 20th had a good mess of Biscit for Breakfast and traveled on and and camped on Bear creek Dist 14 m Jan 21 it Began to rain verry Early and rained all Day the roads wer awful Muddy But we moved slowly . . . Dist. traveled 10 miles January 22nd We Did not Leave camp untill 2 P.M. we only marched 7 miles and went into camp about 12 M. it Began to snow and at Daylight we had a heavy snow Jan 23d moved at 8 A.M. regardless of the cold and snow we reached Gravel springs and encamped on a small stream . . . . Dist 12 m. January 24 we struck out early and passed through Watterloo Alabama We camped 5 miles west of Town and opposite Eastport Miss the 4th and 7th KY was transferred to the 2nd Brigade 1st Division Dist 9 M. Jan 25th We are now ordered to build winter qrs our camp is picked out and some of the Boys have gone to work . . . Jan 26th we have been busy all Day cutting timbers for our house . . . " 27th " 28th recd 4 letters some from home " 29th it is still clear and cold we move down to camp tomorrow Jan the 30th We moved down this morning January 31st we are now swcurely established in our new home so all is well . . . Feb the 1st I hope we are now all right for some time " 2nd " 3rd " 4th " 5th " 6th " 7th " 14th " 16th " 17th " 28th Bids fare to Be Beautiful weather again we were mustered for pay March 1st Nothing of remark to Day the river is rising and has Been for the Last few Days March 5th the river is at high water mark " 10th nice morning 10 A.M. We have orders to move at a moments warninig 4 P.M. we moved out and went to Waterloo and crossed the river to Chickasaw March 11th we were up and ready to move But we Did not Leave as we expected March the 12th We had Breakfast early and Layed round until 2 P.M. when we mounted and moved our camp 1 mile West of Chickasaw We pitched our tents in a Beautiful pine grove overlooking the surrounding country. Wate plenty and good. March 13th recd and wrote a Letter to 919932 " 14th recd 2 Letters one from M.E.M. and James.M. Adams Answered March 15th Nothing of remark more than James M. Woods and I got funny of Lager Beer March 16th This is the Day that James M and Bet [??] I hope they will have a good time it has Been raining all Day March 17th We moved our camp some 3 hundred yds. and not fare from Cops. HeadQrs we have a Beautiful camp March 19 We Drew reations sharps carbines to Day Bill stephens and John Littrell and I Bought some Gin Coctail and had a regular mess of Oysters fro supper March 19th preparing to move south in a few Days March 20th We were up and prepared to move at 3 A.M. Orders Coutermand March 21st I am 22 yrs of age We did not Leave as we expected so We Leave tomorrow the Boys are nealy all inebriated and are raining particular thunder my light is out so I must retire so good night March 22nd We moved out our regt [regiment] was train guard we had some awful roads to travail We went in to camp at 10 P.M. We had a Bad camp and worse watter so I shall retire for the night March 23 we were up and moved out we had the worst roads I ever seen they were in some places almost impassible We soon went into camp we had a good camp our mess camped in 10 feet of a good spring March the 24th We were up Be times and got an early start we marched steadly all Day we passed through Frankford a small and once Beautiful Little place then to Rossville another of those place where once people resided and were happy But now alas we camp (5) miles south East of town in a Beautiful Pine grove March 25th We marched over a very ruff country and I thought I should play out Distance to Day is 25 miles March the 26th We Left camp early and had gon some 10 miles when half of the regement was Detailed to go for forage gray and Sam and I struck off and Left the command we soon got plenty of corn and hams and honey we went on to camp some (12) miles March 27th our Battallion guarded the train to Day We had teh ruffest roads imaginable We marched 26 miles and passed the town of Jasper and went some 8 miles further and camped on whats called Black Warrier a very ruff and Dangerous Stream March the 28th 1865 We did not Leave camp so Early on account of the officers having first to examine the stream we crossed with some Difaculty some few of the Boys got in and had to Be Draged out by other me We went some 8 miles furter where we had to cross another quite as Bad as the first called Little Warrier we went in to camp soon after crossing March 29th We marched over good roads to Day we only went 20 miles and went in camp on an old mans farm he owned (200) negroes and had some (12000) Bushels of corn we took all his corn and some 20 mules and report says some of the Boys took 30,000) Dollars in gold We had a good camp I cooked an old Rooster and a ham and the consequence was we had a good Brakfast March the 30 it rained some Last night But it has Been quite pleasant to Day we passed the the vilage of Elilon and also the red Mountain Iron Works which was Burning it had worked 1200 hands we soon encamped for the night March the 31st We marched Early as usual and after passing over some ruff roads We soon struck the south East and North Western railroad We crossed the Cababa River on the railroad Bridge which was some 60 feet high we went a short Distance Wher we Burned a Large rolling Mille nere By a Large pile of coal We then passed through Hillsborough and on to Montevallo [Monticello] we could see the Iron Works at Columbiania We burned the Depot and foundry and another Lot of coal it was once a Beautiful place But Different now we camped south of town Aprile the 1st 1865 We Lef camp quite early and had proceded But a short Distance when the pack train was Left Back I was Leading to Day our Div moved to the right of the Selma road the 2nd Div kept the main road they soon engaged the enemy nere what is called Ebinezer Church there was heavy skirmishing all Day the rebs were Lying thick on the road the 2nd Division lost heavy we did not get up with our Division We went in camp at plantersville about 1 Oclock in the night Dist 35 April the 2nd We moved very Early and in 4 Columns I am still Leading the mule I had a Devel of a time at times running through the woods we got in the vicinity of Selma 2 hour By sun the attack was made By the 2nd Division our men Dismounted and charged they gained the first Line of works the rebels pored volly after volly into our ranks But they wavered not But rallied and went for the next they soon gained it and the Day was ours I was where I could see all But was not Directly in it we Lost heavy we moved on inside of the works and encamped I was over the Battlefield about 1 oclock in the night I carried teh poor wounded Boys on Both sides water our Loss so far as can yet be Learned is so [awful] Bettween 150 and 200 the rebels loss was as great as ours the fources of the rebels wer estimated at or nere 5 thousand Well it is nere Day and I shall catch a few momnets rest Aprile the 3rd after eating a chick I sauntered around and viewed their works the works were to extencive for so small a force that accounts for us gaining the inside of them so Quick the rebs had 31 peaces [pieces] in position and some of them quite Large they also had (as I hav just Learned from a prisoner who was well informed on the (I say) 106 peaces [pieces] that were not mounted they wer of the Largest size I went Down in town Where the wholesale plundering was going on the Boys and negroes were taking everything of any account to them I got a 5 pound Bale of smoking tobacco a good coffee mill and a good skillet and Lid and an endless variety of trinkets and other things the town is on fire some of the Buildings have got shells in them and they are making a terable noise when they Burst our Division was not engaged in the attack at all it was away on the right somewhere report says that ten was 400 of old Lyons men captured today the town of Selma is most Beautifully situated on the North Bank of the Alabama River the town is now nearly all Destroyed now I must retire as it is Late April the 4th I was up By Daylight I mad a good fire and shark got Brakfast I collected my things together and just about the time I got through the Bugle sounded to Boots and saddles we then mounted and moved Back on the same road we came in on we went Back as far as plantersville wher we wer oredered By Mccook to find and get supper we then saddled and moved on untill 10 oclock in the night We then went into camp with our wagon train have rode 4 miles since 10 A.M. April the 5th we retraced our steps towards Selma went some 30 miles went into camp plenty of forage and watter Aprile the 6th 1865 We Left camp and soon reached Selma we went into camp in a Beautiful place we pitched them in a hurry for a heavy rain was coming up Aprile the 7th 1865 it rained as hard as I ever seen rain fall we got compleatly Drenched I did not sleep much We rolled up and had a good Brekfast of ham coffe and Buiscit. We were then ordered to go for forage whice we Did we had some ruff and swollen streams we soon got plenty of corn and fodder returned to camp Milliner had a good Dinner ready we ate hearty and I sat down to enjoy my pipe . . . April 8th Gray and I visited the Arsenel which was Burned Last night while it rained so hard I see some of the Largest Cannon that was ever Manufactured some of them were 4 feet in Diamater and a man could crowl in and almost turn round in them they 200 hundred pounders and they carried shells that I could not roll over we returned to camp and I was Detailed for picket we are having a good time of it out here I went to camp got a good cup of coffee and I am now Back to my post here is a plan of the many embrazures that are placed along the entire Line of works The first Line of Blackmans is earth works and tose sharp marks on the edge of it are sharp sticks set firmly in the ground about 3 inches apart those other marks are other sharp sticks set firmly in the ground about 3 inches apart those other marks are other sharp posts set in the ground some 30 yds in advance of the earth works it is fixed this way around the entire city 1g have the soft vivid sighing through Every bush and thee Where my dear Mother from lying away from home and me tears my eyes are are starting and sorrows shade my brow Alice Snodgrass Alice Snodgrass Lowey Menefee M written by my self this July the 3rd 1868 Cornerlius Skiven Oct 3 1870 Descent I hear the soft wind sighing through every Burn and tree When my dear mother lying away from home and me Tears from my Mamma do you know where that bunch of white gloves is that aunt Mandy Seut up her the last time I have looked in the other house in the bundle and found meghan but I count fiend the other one Did you look down in the Box? Then I dont know Title the yankee man of War Down in yonders valley I cautiously did stray I overheard a sailor unto his Love did say Oh susey Lovely suzy I soon must Leave the shore TO fight Against Jefferson Davis on the yanky man of war Oh Johny Dearest Johny dont go away from me for the rebels are as treacherous as any Portugn And By some fatal weapon you might recieve a scar Oh Johny do not venture on the Yankee man of war Oh susan Oh susan the truth to you Ill tell Our flag has Been insulted and the yankees know it well I may Be crowned with victory just Like some gallant A fighting the ports of Davison the Yankee man of war He took out his Hankerchief and tearing it in two saying here is one half of it the same Ill give to you The Bullets round me whistel and the rebels cannon roar Ill fight Against Jefferson Davi on the Yankee man of war A few more words together and he let go her hand As the Jolly Crew surround the Boat they Meark road from land the sailor waved his handkercheif when fare away from shore Oh susy Blessed the sailer on the Yankee Man of War Copied By Levi Worster A private Citizen The starspangled Banner O say can you see By the dawns Early Light What so proudly we hailed at the twighlights Last gleaming Whos Broad stripes and Bright stars through the perilous fight Oer the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming And the rockets red glare Bombs Bursting in Air Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there Chorous Oh say does that star spangled Banner yet wave Oer the land of the free and the home of the Brave On the shores dimly seen through the mists of the Deep Wher the foes haughty hosts in Dread silence reposes What is that which the Breeze Oer the towering steep As it fitfully blows half conceals half Discloses Now it catches the Gleam of the mornings first Beam In full glory reflected now shines in the stream tis the Star Spangled Banner up oh Long May it wave or the Land of the free and the home of the Brave And wher is that fam who so vantingly swore that the havock of war and the Battles confusion A home and a country should Leave us no more her Blood has washed out their four footsteps pollution No refuge can save the hirelingand and slave From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave And the Star spangled Banner in tryumps shall Wave ore the Land of the free or the home of the Oh this Be it ever when freeman shall stand Between their Loved home and the wars Desolation Blessed with victory and peace may the heaven rescue land prais the power that hath made and preserved us a nation they conquer we must when our cause it is just And this Be our motto in God is our trust And the star spangled Banner in triumph shall wave or the Land of the free and the home of the Brave Copied By me July 13th 65 at Edgefied Tenn The Rebel prison Dear friends and fellow soldiers brav Come Listen to my song About the Rebel prison our serving thar so long our wreched state and hardships great No one can understand but those who have Endured the fate in Dixies sunny land When captured by the chivalry they striped us to the skin And failed to give us Back again the value of a pin Except some fithy rags of Gray Discarded By the Band And thus commenced our prison Life in Dixies sunny Land With a host of Guards surrounding us Each with a loaded gun we were stationed in an open field exposed to rain and sun no tent or tree to shelter us, we lay upon the sand this side by side great numbers Died in DIxes sunny Land This was the Daily Bill of fare in that sesesh Saloon no shugarm team nor coffee there at Morning night or noon but a pint of meal ground cob and all was served to every man and for want of fire we eat it raw in Dixies sun We wer by those poor rations soon Redused to skin and Bone lingering starving worse than Dath you can but town Wher hurndereds lay both night and Day By fare, to weak to stand till Death relieves our suferings in Dixes sunny Land We poor survivors oft wer tried with many a threatening frown to Desert the glorious union cause and join the rebel tribe so fain we were to leave the place we Let them understant we would rather Die than thus Disgrace our flag in Dixies sunny Land Thus dreary nights and days rolled by yes weeks and months untold until that happy time arrived when wer all parowled we Landed at Anapolis a reched looking band But glad to be alive and free from dixies sunny land Oh how like a Dream those Days now seamed in that respective view as we regained our wasted strength All drest in union blue The Debt we owe our Bitter foe Weve not got long to stand Weel pay them with a vengence soon in Dixies Sunny Copied Aprile the 1st 1866 the night was dark the sun was hid Beneath the mountain gray And not a single star appeared to shoot a silver ray Across the heath the owlet flew And screamed along the blast And onward With a quickend step Benighted Harry passed Now in thickest darkest plunged He groped his way to find America was discovered in 1492 He thought he saw beyond him near America was discovered in 1492 A form of horrid kind Addie Worster We the members of Star Grange No. 424 charge that our worthy master has violated his obligation both morally and otherwise first morally he stated to a member that he did not cast on of the black balls that rejected Brother Morehead and then at our Feb Meetin stated in open grange that he did cast a black ball against Brother Morehead and was not ashamed of it which in itself was a violation to the rules our order We further charge that he is using powers not Delegated to him in that he declared the procedings of our February meeting Null and void in which the minutes of that meeting will show the election and installation of brother Myers for gatekeeper and also the election of the three trustees and the appointing of the Relief committies I Last nite Dreamed of my two Loves my arms were all around her Ane when I [???] she was not there and I had to go with out her here hair it hung in chances of gold hang Dangling over my [?????] that pretty little girl I love so [??] they [Gave ll ?] here reign [????] I [????] they answered me theres more and it set my least to [??] How faint How fait I ever should be Louisa A Worster How hard is the Fortune How hard is the fortune of all femail kind They are always contolled they are alway confined They are alwas controlled by their parence until they made wives And they are then slaves for their Husbands the rest of their Lives II The boys will go courting they will Dress up so fine To cheat some poor Girl is all their Design they will hug court and kiss them they will flatter and llie and they will keep up those Girls till they are ready to Die III the Girls will get angry and they will arise saying I wish you would go home Before I would go home I would Lye in your Barn Like some false hearted Lover all in Lifes scorn IV So early the next morning the Boys will arise they will Brush off the strains the will rub their Eyes They will saddle up their horses and off they will ride Like some fals hearted Lover all puffed up with pride V Its all the next Day they will stagger and reel Confound all those Girls how sleepy I feel If I was a young man I would cour non at all I would single my Days Keep Bachelors hall VI Bachelors hall I vow is the Best Be Drunk or Be sober Lie Down and take your rest no wife to controll you no Children to Brawl how happy is the man who has no wife at all VII Oh now they are married they Live at their Ease go away when thy want to come back when thy pleas and when they are together they will Laugh about the fun how she hunted up [tur?] sailor with her dog and her gun Copied July The 10th By Levi Worster Farewell Darling Oh Farewell My Darling Oh Farewell My Dear Dont Grieve for my Lon [Long] Absence While Im a volunteer Since tis my misfortune A soldier for to Be Oh be contented Darling and Dont you give for me for Im going to pensecola to tarry for a while so fare from my Darling about five hundred mile its colors Wel establish for the old Banner is unfolding it COlors sweetly flie its Colors we wice establish or in this war well Die so Fare you well my Darling and dont you shed a tear Its for the Love of freedom That Keeps your Loved one here see here she rung her Lilly White hands how mournful she Doth cry you will go and join the Army and in this war youl DIe your friends youl leave Behind your your Loved ones are at home A Discontented soldier youre Distance fare from homw For the Canons Loudly roaring The Bullets swiftly flie The Drums and fifes are sounding To Drownd the Deadly cry In the center youl Be placed and in the Battle Slain My Land will Burst Asunder If I never see you Again Could you But size thos cannons and turn its wheels around and then proclaim the union Restored Both safe and sound for the cannons Loudly roaring The shells A Dreadful sound I hope they all will miss you and Leave you safe and sound FOr I am not contented I live a Lonesome Life I hope the Day is coming Ill meet with you for Life copied By Levi C Worster Late of Co. 7th Ky cav But now A private Citizen Miss Eliza Lafferty Samuel Milton Asherfft Was born Lap rilte 22 1856 Miss Framte right She is a fames girl an ever hed ses so this is to to