The Union Angel

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Song Lyrics  |  House: Booksie Classic

song lyric about beloved Civil War figure, Annie Ethridge

 

The Union Angel

 

In the roar of rebel thunder while the smoke erased the sky

A brown-haired girl came running as the musket balls flew by,

With bandages and fortitude, the Union Angel flew

To bring her tender mercies to the broken boys in blue.

 

The Union Angel soared with pistols on her hips

To bandage up the wounded or just wet their dying lips,

From Hatcher’s Run to Gettysburg and countless bloody towns

Those boys would thank the Lord who sent their Union Angel down.

 

When her husband died in battle, Annie Ethridge helped the rest

A “Regimental Daughter,” she became the very best,

She’d march along beside the boys and sleep out in the field

And if she ever lost her will, she kept it well concealed.

 

In the hell of Spotsylvania, she cheered men to take a stand

At Chancellorsville, the angel took a bullet in her hand,

But through it all, she kept her head and shared her loving heart

As cannonballs and powder tore her peaceful world apart.

 

The Union Angel soared with pistols on her hips

To bandage up the wounded or just wet their dying lips,

From Hatcher’s Run to Gettysburg and countless bloody towns

Those boys would thank the Lord who sent their Union Angel down.

 

Yes, The Union Angel soared with pistols on her hips

To bandage up the wounded or just wet their dying lips,

From Hatcher’s Run to Gettysburg and countless bloody towns

Those boys would thank the Lord who sent their Union Angel down.

 

 


Submitted: November 11, 2020

© Copyright 2020 Dennis L. Goodwin. All rights reserved.

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Graeme Montrose

Beautiful poem, great story of a wonderful woman just like Clara Barton. Well written piece of poetry.

Wed, November 11th, 2020 2:25pm

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Thanks a lot Graeme. Yes, she was a very compassionate strong-willed lady. Glad you liked it.

Wed, November 11th, 2020 2:50pm

Rebecca Cirillo

Good content!

Wed, November 11th, 2020 4:04pm

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Thanks a lot Rebecca. Glad you enjoyed it

Wed, November 11th, 2020 2:47pm