Journal of the Annual Encampment, Volume 24

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Page 239 - I_have seen Him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps, They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps ; I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps ; His day is marching on. I have read a fiery gospel writ in burnished rows of steel : " As ye deal with my contemners, so with you my grace shall deal ; " Let the Hero born of woman crush the serpent with His heel, Since God is marching on.
Page 239 - He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat; He is sifting out the hearts of men before his judgment seat ; Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him ! be jubilant, my feet ! Our God is marching on.
Page 239 - Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord; He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored ; He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword : His truth is marching on.
Page 163 - ... as to render them unable to earn a support, shall, upon making due proof of the fact according to such rules and regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may provide, be placed upon the list of invalid pensioners of the United States, and be entitled to receive a pension not exceeding twelve dollars per month, and not less than six dollars per month, proportioned to the degree of inability to earn a support...
Page 17 - No farther seek his merits to disclose, Nor draw his frailties from their dread abode, — (There they, alike, in trembling hope repose,) The bosom of his Father and his God.
Page 163 - States during the late war of the rebellion, and who have been honorably discharged therefrom and who are now, or may hereafter be, suffering from a mental or physical disability of a permanent character, not the result of their own vicious habits, which incapacitates them from the performance of manual labor in such a degree as to render them unable to earn a support...
Page 23 - Down the dark future, through long generations, The echoing sounds grow fainter and then cease; And like a bell, with solemn, sweet vibrations, I hear once more the voice of Christ say, " Peace! " Peace! and no longer from its brazen portals The blast of War's great organ shakes the skies! But beautiful as songs of the immortals, The holy melodies of love arise.
Page 163 - That all persons who served ninety days or more in the military or naval service of the United States during the late war of the rebellion...
Page 88 - The neighing troop, the flashing blade, The bugle's stirring blast, The charge, the dreadful cannonade, The din and shout are past...
Page 13 - ... of fellowship and unity by the toils, the dangers, and the victories of a long and vigorously waged war, feel themselves called upon to declare, in definite form of words and in determined co-operative action, those principles and rules which should guide the earnest patriot...

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