The army alphabet

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Title:
The army alphabet
Physical Description:
30 leaves : col ill. ; 32 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
Baum, L. Frank ( Lyman Frank ), 1856-1919
Kennedy, Harry Otis ( Illustrator )
Costello, Charles
George M. Hill Company ( Publisher )
Donor:
Egolf, Robert ( donor )
Publisher:
Geo. M. Hill Company, publishers
Place of Publication:
Chicago ;
New York
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Alphabet rhymes -- Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
Armies -- Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
Alphabet books -- 1900   ( rbgenr )
Dust jackets (Binding) -- 1900   ( rbbin )
Bldn -- 1900
Genre:
Alphabet books   ( rbgenr )
Dust jackets (Binding)   ( rbbin )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Illinois -- Chicago
United States -- New York -- New York

Notes

Statement of Responsibility:
verse by L. Frank Baum ; pictures by Harry Kennedy.
General Note:
"This book was illumined and hand lettered by Charles J. Costello"--Leaf 30.
General Note:
Title page illustrated in colors.
General Note:
Baldwin Library copy 2 donated by Robert Egolf.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 001566762
oclc - 22754149
notis - AHJ0533
lccn - 33000284
System ID:
UF00088831:00001


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THE ARMY
ALPHABET
VERSE BY
L.FRANK BAX M
PICT RBS BY
HARRY KFENNZEDY


CHICAGO NEW YORK
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- represents the ARMy great,
lThe safeguard of our 7atior .
'Wheree'er our Couintry goes to war
It fights with desperation;
Ad w1he we do not care to fight
It forces arbitration.






represents the BAYONET,
'Tis useful in a fight:


For when 'tis pointed
at the foe
lIe takes to instant flight,
Or else is pricked guite
full of holes -
Whieh spoils his
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S-represerts the til CANTEEN
A water -bottle guairtt.
It cheers the worir arid
weary, alrd
The wounded,whern they faint.
When soldiers have their canteens full
They seldoMr riMake corMplaiht.





x represents theDRUMME I-BOVS,
I They'reyoung aod frolicsorme;
Drur'Majors drill theboys wit skill
To beat ard roll the drum,
Ar\d soldiers marc ir\better tire
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E1 reDreserts the ENE V-
2ie's also called the foe.
Ir\ war he's a necessity;
We could rot fight, you kroow,
Vnless anr erewry stood rear
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FLAG
For which our
soldiers fight.
Wher or the bottle-
field it waves
It is a glorious
sight,
Ard every ore who
sees it klrows
Our cause
is surely
right.





re resents the GENERAL
g Who issues the command
To rmareh into the
awful fray
Ard all repulse
withstand
Vrtil the battle's
fairly won
Ard Victory's
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By brave artillery enr;
It shades their eyes
so they car see
The foemier,jow ar\d there,
And pop a shot, well-airMed aind opt,
Tothir their ratkls agai \.


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V por\ te army of the foe,
Arid at its r\oveer\ets peep.
7e's full of cuxirig ard of guile,
Arld liarm\less-wluher asleep.








1 represents the JOURNALIST,
Se's a lways ir the var ,
A d wires his paper all the news
With truth wher\e'er he can.
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S Each soldier has to bear.
It is his truin,ard cupboard,too;
He packs it with
great care,
For it contains is
spare wardrobe
And oft his bill-
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W Each company has two.
The Captain orders them arour\d
And bullies themr:tis true; .
But they,in turrn,car rag the ",exn,
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/ represents the MEDAL woY
By heroes brave and true;
'Tis pir\ed upor tle
soldier's breast
For all the world to View-
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of mIrnly
courage,
But worry by
very few.






Trepresenits the Red Cross MU(SE
.I hier raro e cll soldiers bless;
Mid shot drd shell she bravely walks
With skill their wounds to dress.
Gentle alike to friend or foe -
All love ard terderress.






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if he's slow.





p represents the PRISON ER,
A luckless mran is he;
For he is seized aold Marched away
Irto captivity,
Ar\d carrot fight again uritil
His captor
sets him -
free.


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- stands for QUARTERMASTER
i' Tis le who deals out food
-E Aid iMedicir es ard clothirig
Arid ray things as good.
7les very kind to soldiers-
SWher le is in the rmood.


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4 represents the RIFLE grim
Which all the soldiers shoot
When they are marching
on parade
The rifle's voice is rute.
Where war is rife,the rifle's strife
Will riale the cowards scoot. ]


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I. represents the glist'lirg SWORD
.^ That every Captair wears.
Tis ir its sheath ir times of peace
In war aloft he bears
The gleadiing blade, and sore afraid
gL Is every foe he scares.


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So hardsome and so
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soldier wears
SIrhis own jauirty
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riaideru's
eyes
VDpor the
soldier
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.. represents theVOLVNTEER,
V I frorntyou*ll always
fird Iiim,
Defer\diirg well his coutrys cause,
For every day reMrirds hiMr
Of rIotler, hore-ard,ofte tines,
Te- girl
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- is the WAGON-TRAIN
Th tt carries the supplies
SOf food aiod anMnuiitior\
To where the arwry lies.
SoMretirhes tis captured
by the foe -
When takern by surprise.



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represents the XALATIN
A trumpeter is he;
le wakkes the soldier i~ the morr
With tureful
reveille,
Or calls
to arMrs,
Or souxds
the charge,
Or toots
the
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Sre resents theYANKEE-YELL
That stands forVictory.
SOi ev'ry foe it works a spell
Which causes hirM to flee
Before the might of those who dwell
Irn this laIrd of the Free.


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re resents the fierce ZOVAVE,
?No power carn hii withstand.
The way he rushes or the foe
Is wonderful ard grand;
Ard,ev'ry time he fight s,his life
7e carries ihi his hard.








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orow we hope all boys ard girls,
Arnd Mer ard woiner too,
S Will look with love ard reverence
Vpor our Boys ir Blue,
For action rnever orrry had
Of mern rore brave or true.







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THIS BOOK WAS
ILUIT MINED AND
HAND LETTERED
CHA0RLES j
COSTELLO