Sep 24, 2020 - Sale 2546

Sale 2546 - Lot 60

Price Realized: $ 3,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
(CIVIL WAR--MUSIC.) Group of 131 Civil War-era songsheets. Most in color, most illustrated, almost all on military or patriotic themes; various sizes, but most around 8 x 5 inches; various conditions but most without substantial flaws. Vp, circa 1860s

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Most of these were printed by Charles Magnus of New York. Among the other publishers are James D. Gay ("General Grant's Boys," ), William A. Stephens ("Give Us Back Our Old Commander"), A.W. Auner ("Ellsworth's Body Lies Mouldering in the Grave" and "Flag of Fort Sumter"), Johnson & Co. ("Crafted into the Army," "John Brown's Original Marching Song," and more), H. de Marsan ("Jeff in Petticoats" and "Long Live McClellan!"), G.P. Hardwick ("How the Veterans Broke up Jeff Davis' Ball" and "Just Before the Battle, Mother," and more), James Magee ("The Rally Cry of Freedom"), Mason & Co. (M'Clellan's Band"), William V. Spencer ("Camp Songs 1861" and "Union War Lyrics"), and James Gates of Cincinnati ("Star-Spangled Banner"). Stephen Foster's "We've a Million in the Field" (illustrated here) was published by S.T. Gordon.