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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00968 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph manuscript Date: 24 November 1862 Pagination: 18 p. ; 15 x 9 cm.

Summary of Content: Contains lyrics to several martial, sentimental, religious and romantic songs. Titles include "John Brown Song" (usually called "John Brown's Body") "Sung by Fletcher Webster's Regiment in Boston [sic]," "Traitor, Spare That Flag," "Oh, For a Home Amid the Hills," "Jane Feeding the Poor Robin," "Glory for the North (usually called 'Glory Hallelujah'')," "Bonny Eloise," and "Some Twenty Years Ago." The songs are illustrated with hand-drawn watercolors, including a woman (possibly Lady Liberty) holding a lamp and a patriotic shield, a man holding a rifle, a landscape with Indians hunting deer, a depiction of a bearded man - evidently Abraham Lincoln - seated at a desk, a woman looking out the window at a robin, a Zouave soldier holding a sword and a flag, a bluebird, and a landscape. Crude bindings still visible.

People: Brown, John, 1800-1859
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: American Indian HistoryMilitary HistoryCivil WarArt, Music, Theater, and FilmPoetryJohn BrownUnion ForcesTreasonAmerican FlagWomen's HistoryAmerican Indian HistoryPresident

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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