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Tribute to Richard MONTGOMERY ( - MC named for him)

Source: Crawfordsville Review, July 4, 1916 p 5

It might be well for us as citizens of Montgomery County in connection with the splendid celebration held in honor of our state’s centennial, to stop for a moment and consider from whence it received its name. Montgomery County was so named in honor of the brave and gallant young Irish General Richard Montgomery who fell mortally wounded at the head of his troops while leading a charge against the fortress of Quebec and bravely fighting for American Independence. Just before making the charge he turned to his soldiers and said, “I am going to act so as you’ll never be ashamed of me, Soldiers you’ll not be afraid to follow where our commander leads.” The following tribute to General Montgomery and to Montgomery County was written by Mrs. Sadie Murphy for Wanita Bratton of the Smartsburg HS who read the same at the school centennial at that place. O! Montgomery! Brave Montgomery, Out love still clings to thee Who led our patriots on so well Who so nobly fought and fell To make us wholly, truly free In memory we’re with thee once again When thou, the leader of brave men, Hurried thy forces against Quebec, O! when will thy glory fade In that heroic charge thou made Which only fate and fortress did check. Thy heroic words of faith and candor, Through ages for justice pleads Soldiers you’ll never be ashamed of your commander You’ll not be afraid to follow where he leads. Truer words were never spoken Nobler paths were never trod A more heroic soul has never broken Through the great white light that leads to God. In thy honor, Brave Montgomery Our beautiful county we’ve named And if thou art not ashamed We have caught the spirit of thy message Making us the greatest county in the state Where we lead; others not ashamed to follow, Are marching toward the greatest of the great The names of Wallace, Lane and Manson Are sounded the whole world o’er The stories of Mary Krout and Maurice Thompson, Are told and read on every shore It was here was sung the first lullaby Whose, sweet music has circled the world o’er Of our consolidated schools born not to die But to grow in beauty and grandeur more and more Oh! Montgomery, Brave Montgomery, Our love still clings to thee It’s the sunshine to our county it’s the richest wealth and bounty Ever onward we shall go Up the hill through weal or woe And thy name we’ll ever love With a faith that from above Thou still is heard to plead “You’ll never be ashamed to follow Where your commander chooses to lead!”


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