[Civil War Michigan:] War Song. Battle of Lavergne.
Sub-titled: “Fought January 1st, 1863, between the Michigan, Engineers and Mechanics, under Col. Innes, and a Brigade of Cavalry and two pieces of Artillery under the rebel Gen. Wheeler.”
In sixteen 4-line stanzas, an attempt to make a heroic statement in verse of the battle of Lavergne in Tennessee where this outnumbered Union infantry defeated Confederate cavalry led by General Wheeler.
Mark Hoffman in “My Brave Mechanics”: The First Michigan Engineers and Their Civil War (2007) writes of this poem, noting its author was anonymous, “but the poem was in circulation within the regiment in printed form by the fall of 1864.”
Not recorded in OCLC.
Description: [Civil War Michigan:] War Song. Battle of Lavergne.
[Np. ca. 1864]. Broadside. Printed on newsprint paper quality. 12½ x 5¾ inches. Tanned; recent filmoplast to center fold line obscuring one line of text; else very good with usual fold lines.