Rainbow Division

DESCRIPTION: "And I'm one among the dying, A youth, not yet a man, From the old Rainbow Division, And a boy from Dixieland. His brother knelt beside him to hear what he might say." He asks that a message be sent to mother
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1962 (BrownSchinhanV)
KEYWORDS: soldier death mother
REFERENCES (1 citation):
BrownSchinhanV 736, "Rainbow Division" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [83 words]: According to William Rose Benet, editor, The Reader's Encyclopdedia, first edition, 1948 (I use the four-volume Crowell edition, whihch I usually check it against the single volume fifth edition, but this entry was deleted, p. 904, the Rainbow Division was "The name of the 42nd Division of the United States Army which was made up of National Guard troops from all over the country. They were the first American troops in combat in World War I. Their insigne was a rainbow on a black field." - RBW
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File: BrS5736

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