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Foster, Stephen Collins (1826-1864) Was my brother in the battle?

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03619.01.08 Author/Creator: Foster, Stephen Collins (1826-1864) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Printed document Date: circa 1862 Pagination: 1 p. : ill. ; 20.3 x 12.7 cm. Order a Copy

Published in New York City by Charles Magnus. This song, written by Foster in 1862, includes three verses and a chorus. Contains a color print of Union soldiers active in battle. (Refer to GLC03619.01.05 for another print of this song).

Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864
Magnus, Charles, 1826-1900

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