Friday, July 4, 2008

My Country,'Tis of thee

Paton Smith Alexander, in the War with Mexico. Enlisted May 15, 1846 in Pulaski Co. Tennessee. He enrolled as a Union Soldier in December 1863 in Union City Tennessee. Taken as prisoner of War and died in Andersonville, Georgia. I had two other ggggreatgrand fathers Gilbert Alexander Green and Jacob Alexander Casper that lived and was in the Confederate. One that was in the War of 1812 John J. Tate who was a gggggrand father. My father was WWII Army and Brother was Army.

My country, 'tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty, Of thee I sing: Land where my fathers died, Land of the pilgrims' pride, From every mountain side Let freedom ring!

My native country, thee, Land of the noble free, Thy name I love: I love thy rocks and rills, Thy woods and temp led hills; My heart with rapture thrills Like that above.

Let music swell the breeze, And ring from all the trees. Sweet freedom's song: Let mortal tongues awake; Let all that breathe partake; Let rocks their silence break, The sound prolong.

Our fathers' God, to thee, Author of liberty,To thee we sing Long may our land be bright With freedom's holy light; Protect us by thy might, Great God, our King!

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