35th Alabama Infantry & 73rd Indiana Infantry Regiment
Dearest love, do you remember when we last did meet,
How you told me that you loved me, kneeling at my feet?
Oh! how proud you stood before me, in your suit of
When you vow’d to me and country, ever to be true.
Weeping, sad and lonely,
Hopes and fears, how vain.
When this cruel war is over,
Praying! that we meet again.
When the summer breeze is sighing, mournfully along!
Or when autumn leaves are falling, sadly breathes the
Oft in dreams I see thee lying on the battle plain,
Lonely, wounded, even dying; calling but in vain.
If amid the din of battle, nobly you should fall,
Far away from those who love you, none to hear you call.
Who would whisper words of comfort, who would soothe your
Ah! the many cruel fancies ever in my brain.
But our country called you darling, Angels cheer your
While our nation’s sons are fighting, we can only pray.
Nobly strike for God and liberty, let all nations see
How we love our starry banner, emblem of the free.