Old Virginia, Once Again

Once again the call is coming, and the fiery cross on high Blazes as before Manassas when our fathers went to die; Trains of soldiery are moving, rumbling seaward once again, Rolling as in early sixties, to the songs of eager men, Puffing onward through the valley from the mountains to the bay, Bearing on […]

This is Your Flag

This is your flag — Fight for it. This slogan of the 207th has been made the title of a stirring song dedicated to the 207th Battalion — Read it — Words by Miss Esther Knott. Music by Donald Heins. How would you care to see the old flag down, boys, Would you care to […]

Glenorchy Charm-stone of Breadalbane

[A]ne stone of the quantitie of half a hen’s egg sett in silver, being flatt at the ane end and round at the vther end lyke a peir, quhilk Sir Coline Campbell first Laird of Glenvrquhy woir quhen he faught in battell at the Rhodes agaynst the Turks, he being one of the Knychtis of […]

Holds Good in 1915

O why the deuce should I repine, And be an ill foreboder? I’m twenty-three, and five feet nine, I’ll go and be a sodger! I gat some gear wi’ mickle care, I held it weel thegither; But now it’s gane, and something mair- I’ll go and be a sodger! — I’ll Go And Be A Sodger, Robert Burns, 1782.