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" Except now and then a stray picket Is shot, as he walks on his beat, to and fro, By a rifleman hid in the thicket. 'Tis nothing: a private or two, now and then, Will not count in the news of the battle; Not an officer lost, — only one of the men, Moaning... "
The Wisconsin Farmer - Page 193
1862
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Southern Literary Messenger, Volume 37

1863
...there a stray picket Is shot as he walkt on his beat to and fro By a rifleman hid in the thicket. 'Tis nothing — a private or two now and then Will not...count in the news of the battle ; Not an officer lost! enly one of the men Moaning out, all' alone, the death-rattle. " All quiet along the Potomac to-night,"....
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Mr. Russell on Bull Run: With a Note, from the Rebellion Record

Sir William Howard Russell - Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861 - 1861 - 12 pages
...then, a stray picket IB shot, as he walks on bin beat to aud fro, By a riHemau hid in the thicket. T is nothing — a private or two. now and then, Will not count in the uerfu of the battle ; Not an officer lost — only one of the men Moaning out, ail alone, the death,...
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The Intermediate Reader: For the Use of Schools : with an Introductory ...

George Stillman Hillard - Readers - 1843 - 246 pages
...stray picket1 Is shot as he walks on his beat to and fro, By a rifleman hid in the thicket. 2. 'Tis nothing — a private or two now and then Will not count in the news of the battle ; Not an officer8 lost — only one of the men Moaning out, all alone, the death rattle." 3. All quiet along...
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POETICAL PEN-PICTURES OF THE WAR: SELECTED FROM OUR UNION POETS.

J HENRY HAYWARD. - 1863
...picket Is shot as he walks on his beat to and fro, By a rifleman hid in the thicket. 'Tis nothing—a private or two, now and then, Will not count in the news of the battle; "Not an officer lost—only one of the men Moaning out, all alone, the death-rattle." All quiet along the Potomac to-night,...
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An Errand to the South in the Summer of 1862

William Wyndham Malet - Etats du Sud (Etats-Unis) - 1863 - 312 pages
...count in the news of the battle ; Not an officer lost — only one of the men — Moaning out, all alone, the death rattle. All quiet along the Potomac...to-night, Where the soldiers lie peacefully dreaming, As their tents in the rays of the clear autumn moon, Or the light of the watch-fires, are gleaming....
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Lyrics of loyalty, arranged and edited by F. Moore, Volume 65

Frank Moore - 1864
...stray picket Is shot, as he walks on his beat, to and fro, By a rifleman hid in the thicket. 'T is nothing — a private or two, now and then, Will not...officer lost — only one of the men, Moaning out, all alone, the death-rattle." All quiet along the Potomac to-night, Where the soldiers lie peacefully...
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Lyrics of Loyalty

Frank Moore - United States - 1864 - 336 pages
...Tis sweet for our country to die ! THE PICKET-GUARD. A LL quiet along the Potomac," they say, T is nothing — a private or two, now and then, Will not...officer lost — only one of the men, Moaning out, all alone, the death-rattle." All quiet along the Potomac to-night, Where the soldiers lie peacefully...
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Poetical Pen-pictures of the War: Selected from Our Union Poets

John Henry Hayward - American poetry - 1864 - 408 pages
...then, a stray picket Is shot as he walks on his beat to and fro, By a rifleman hid in the thicket. 'Tis nothing — a private or two, now and then, Will not count in the news of the battle; Not an officer lost^only one of the men Moaning out, all alone, the death-rattle. " All quiet along the Potomac to-night,...
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Pen-pictures of the War: Lyrics, Incidents, and Sketches of the Rebellion ...

United States - 1864 - 344 pages
...THE PICKET-GUARD. " ALL quiet along the Potomac," they say, " Except now and then a stray picket 5Tis nothing — a private or two, now and then, Will not count in the news of the battle j Not an officer lost — only one of the men, Moaning out, all alone, the death-rattle." All quiet...
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Memories of the Southern States

Elizabeth Collins - United States - 1865 - 116 pages
...a stray picket la shot, as he walks on his beat to and fro, By a rifleman hid in the thicket." 'Tis nothing — a private or two, now and then, Will not...officer lost — only one of the men — Moaning out, all alone, the death rattle. All quiet along the Potomac to-night, Where the soldiers lie peacefully...
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