From "Maryland, My Maryland":

"I hear the distant thunder-hum,
Maryland, My Maryland!
The Old Line's bugle, fife, and drum,
Maryland, My Maryland!
She is not dead, nor deaf, nor dumb-
Huzza! she spurns the Northern scum!
She breathes! she burns! she'll come! she'll come!
Maryland! My Maryland! "

James Ryder Randall (1839–1908)

"Poet Laureate of the Lost Cause"

Born in Baltimore, Randall was educated at Georgetown University. He taught literature at Poydras College, Louisiana, and was there when the Civil War began. In tribute to the Confederate cause he composed the well known poem, "Maryland, my Maryland," which later became Maryland's state song.


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J.R. Randall, Maryland, my Maryland, and other poems