George Frederick Root

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George Frederick Root (30 August 1820 – 6 August 1895) was an American songwriter, who found particular fame during the American Civil War.

He was born at Sheffield, Massachusetts, and was named after the German-born British composer George Frideric Handel. Root left his farming community for Boston at 18, flute in hand, intending to join an orc ...

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The Battle Cry Of Freedom- Union

Yes, we'll rally round the flag, boys,
We'll rally once again,
Shouting the battle cry of Freedom,
We will rally from the hillside,

Tramp! Tramp! Tramp!

In the prison cell I sit, thinking Mother, dear, of you,
And our bright and happy home so far away,

Just Before The Battle, Mother

Just before the battle, Mother, I am thinking most of you.
While upon the field we're watching, with the enemy in view.

Starved In Prison

Had they fallen in the battle,
With the old flag waving high,
We should mourn, but not in anguish,
For the soldier thus would die;


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