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Michigan

Address of Col. Isaac D. Toll

Their leader— our honored president, with the blood of the immortal Jackson in his veins, himself a countryman of the men who made Fontenoy a watchword for all time—was desperately wounded in the memorable charge over the causeway leading to the city upon the gate of San Antonio. His lieutenants, hereditary heroes also—one bearing the name of, and a nephew of, the compeer of Scott, who, on the Niagara frontier, exhibited to the world that the British bayonet was not invincible—he was, as well as the son of our chieftain, in the Toledo war, one of Michigan's worthies —the other the son of one of Detroit's most honored citizens, with a brother on the staff of the general-in-chief; another brother a captain in the First Michigan Volunteers, himself at El Molino del Rey wounded. There, too, in the fore, was Isaac Gibson, our worthy secretary. With such leaders, what must have been the rank and file ?
" There groom fought like noble.
Squire like knight,
As fearlessly and well."
Ah! there all were noble;
valor knows no degree,
for with the iron arm,
under the jacket of the private,
oft beats the heart of a Sir Philip Sydney.

Mexican War


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