Patriotic Poem by Gov. John A. Andrew
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JOHN A. ANDREW, GOVERNOR.
Autograph Manuscript Signed. Boston, Massachusetts, November, 1863. 1p., 7¾ x 9⅞ in.
“We must forget our feelings save the one,
We must resign all passions save our purpose,
We must behold no object save our Country,
And only look on death as beautiful
So that the sacrifice ascend to Heaven,
And draw down Freedom on her Evermore.”
On Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Department letterhead.
John A. Andrew (1818-1867), Civil War Governor of Massachusetts and ardent abolitionist first to respond to Lincoln’s call for troops; raised the famed 54th MA Reg’t.