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[newspaper clipping]
        THE BONNIE BLUE FLAG.
We are a band of brothers and native to
	the soil,
Fighting for our liberty with treasure,
	blood and toil;
And when our rights were threatened, the
	cry rose near and far,
Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag, that
	bears a Single Star!

		(CHORUS.)

Hurrah!  hurrah!  for Southern rights,
	hurrah!
Hurrah!  for the Bonnie Blue Flag that
	bears a Single Star!

As long as the Union was faithful to her
	trust,
Like friends and like brethren ^|kind| were we and
	just!
But now, when Northern treachery at-
	tempts our rights to mar,
We hoist on high the Bonnie Blue Flag
	that bears a Single Star.

		(CHORUS.)

First, gallant South Carolina nobly made
	the stand;
Then came Alabama, who took her by the
	hand;
Next, quickly Mississippi, Georgia and Flor-
	ida,
All raised on high the Bonnie Blue Flag
	that bears a Single Star.

		(CHORUS.)

Ye men of valor, gather  round the banner
	of the right.
Texas and fair Louisiana, join us in the
	fight;
Davis, our loved President, and Stephens,
	statesman rare,
Now rally round the Bonnie Blue Flag that
	bears a Single Star.

		(CHORUS.)

And here s to brave Virginia! the Old Do-
	minion State,
With the young Confederacy at length has
	link d her fate;
Impelled by her example, now other States
	prepare,
To hoist on high to Bonnie Blue Flag that
	bears a Single Star.

		(CHORUS.)

Then cheers, boys, raise the joyous shout,
For Arkansas and North Carolina now have
	both gone out;
And let another rousing cheer for Tennes-
	see be given,
The Single Star of the Bonnie Ble Flag has
	grown to be Eleven.

		(CHORUS.)

Then here s to our Confederacy, strong we
	are and brave,
Like patriots of old, we ll fight our heritage
	to save;
And rather than submit to shame, to die
	we would prefer,
So cheer for the Bonnie Blue Flag that
	bears a Single Star.

		(CHORUS.)

Hurrah!  hurrah!  for Southern Rights,
	Hurrah!
Hurrah!  for the Bonnie Blue Flag has
	gained the Eleventh Star!
			 Harry Macarthy.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page two hundred and fifty-five
Description:Newspaper clipping with lyrics to ''The Bonnie Blue Flag.''
Subject:Civil War; Davis, Jefferson; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Macarthy, Harry; Songs; Stephens, Alexander Hamilton
Coverage (City/State):South Carolina; Alabama; Mississippi; Georgia; Florida; Texas; Louisiana; Virginia; Arkansas; North Carolina; Tennessee
Scan Date:2010-11-18

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" at New Orleans, Louisiana, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; boarding house living; a visit to the Rawlings family; a fight with Mr. Blankman at his boarding house; his journey on the North Star with the Banks expedition; the re-occupation of Baton Rouge by Union forces; a visit to a sugar plantation in Louisiana; and Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Thomson's death.
Subject:African Americans; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Publishers and publishing; Transportation; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.