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    • American star

    • Broadsides; Confederate States of America; Flags; Political ballads and songs; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; War poetry, American;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "The American Star" sung to the tune "Humors of Glen." The American Star in this broadside most likely refers to the Confederate flag known as the "Bonnie Blue," a flag which bore a single white star on a...
    • Baltimore boys

    • Baltimore (Md.); Broadsides; Confederate States of America; Jones, Edward Franc, 1828-1913; Riots; Political ballads and songs; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; War poetry, American;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "The Baltimore Boys" sung to the tune "Limerick." This broadside particularly refers to the Baltimore riot of 1861 in which Confederate sympathizers attacked Union soldiers from the Sixth Massachusetts...
    • Baltimore boys' own

    • Baltimore (Md.); Broadsides; Confederate States of America; Jones, Edward Franc, 1828-1913; Riots; Political ballads and songs; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; War poetry, American;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Baltimore Boys' Own" sung to the tune "Charley Cole." This broadside is a call to the sons of the South to take arms against their Northern foes. It particularly refers to the Baltimore riot of 1861 in...
    • Baltimore rebel song

    • Broadsides; Confederate States of America; Flags; Political ballads and songs; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; War poetry, American;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "The Baltimore Rebel Song." This broadside calls on the boys of the South to rally around the Confederate flag referred to as the "Red and White," and compares the American Civil War to the American War...
    • Darling Nelly Gray

    • Broadsides; Hanby, Benjamin Russel, 1833-1867; Love songs; Political ballads and songs; Slavery;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Darling Nelly Gray" (also spelled "Nellie Grey"). A young man talks about the time he spent on a Kentucky shore, rowing in his canoe and strumming his banjo for his beloved Nelly Gray. As the song...
    • Dear liberty or Maryland will be free

    • Broadsides; Confederate States of America; Maryland--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Political ballads and songs; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; War poetry, American;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Dear Liberty or Maryland Will Be Free" sung to the tune "Carry me back to old Virginny." This broadside proclaims that Maryland citizens have lost their liberty but that one day soon the Civil War will...
    • Dix's manifesto

    • Broadsides; Confederate States of America; Dix, John A. (John Adams), 1798-1879; Political ballads and songs; Ridgely, N. G. (Nicholas Greenberry), 1841-1882; History--Civil War, 1861-1865; War poetry, American;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Dix's manifesto" sung to the tune of "Dearest Mae." Printed in Baltimore during the Civil War and written by "B" (a pseudonym used by Nicholas Greenberry Ridgely, a Baltimore satirist), this broadside...
    • Down-trodden Maryland

    • Broadsides; Confederate States of America; Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889; Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814; Maryland--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Political ballads and songs; Ridgely, N. G. (Nicholas Greenberry), 1841-1882; United States--History--Civil...
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Down-trodden Maryland" sung to the Charles Dibdin tune "Tom Bowling." Printed in Baltimore during the Civil War and written by "B." (a pseudonym used by Nicholas Greenberry Ridgely, a Baltimore satirist),...
    • Down-trodden Maryland

    • Broadsides; Confederate States of America; Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889; Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814; Maryland--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Political ballads and songs; Ridgely, N. G. (Nicholas Greenberry), 1841-1882; United States--History--Civil...
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Down-trodden Maryland" sung to the Charles Dibdin tune "Tom Bowling." Printed in Baltimore during the Civil War and written by "B." (a pseudonym used by Nicholas Greenberry Ridgely, a Baltimore satirist),...
    • Ellsworth's avengers

    • Broadsides; Ellsworth, E. E. (Elmer Ephraim), 1837-1861; Hudson, A. L.; Potomac River; Political ballads and songs; Thompson, H. S. (Henry S.); United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; War poetry, American;
    • Document containing the first four stanzas of the broadside entitled "Ellsworth's Avengers" with words by H. S. Hudson, sung to the tune "Annie Lisle" by H. S. Thompson. This broadside is a tribute to the Union Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth, who was...
    • Fourth of July Union song

    • Broadsides; Political ballads and songs; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; War poetry, American;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Fourth of July Union Song" sung to the tune "Scots wha hae wi' Wallace bled." (The lyrics to the Scottish tune were written in 1793 by the Scottish poet Robert Burns about the Battle of Bannockburn in...
    • Hark! The summons/Southern sentiments

    • Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887; Big Bethel, Battle of, Va., 1861; Broadsides; Burns, Robert, 1759-1796; Cameron, Simon, 1799-1889; Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872; Political ballads and songs; Ridgely, N. G. (Nicholas Greenberry), 1841-1882; Seward,...
    • Document containing two broadsides: the first is entitled "Hark! The Summons," and the second is entitled "Southern Sentiments." Printed in Baltimore during the Civil War and written by "B." (a pseudonym used by Nicholas Greenberry Ridgely, a...
    • Hicksie

    • Broadsides; Hicks, Thomas Holliday, 1798-1865; Maryland--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Political ballads and songs; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; War poetry, American;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Hicksie." The language used in this broadside is reminiscent of the caricatured dialect ascribed to slaves of the pre-Civil War South. "Hicksie" is Thomas Holliday Hicks, the Governor of Maryland at the...
    • Hurrah for Jeff. Davis

    • Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893; Broadsides; Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861; Confederate States of America; Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889; Johnston, Joseph E. (Joseph Eggleston), 1807-1891; Patterson, Robert, 1792-1881; Political...
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Hurrah for Jeff. Davis" from a song sung to the Scottish tune "Bonnets o' Blue." Written by a "Lady Rebel," these celebratory verses praise Jeff. (Jefferson) Davis, President of the Confederate States of...
    • Hurrah for the flag of the free!

    • Baltimore, Battle of, Baltimore, Md., 1814; Broadsides; Flags; Patriotism; Political ballads and songs; War poetry, American;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Hurrah for the Flag of the Free!" These verses are about the American flag, most likely the Star-Spangled Banner with fifteen stars for the fifteen states that was unfurled over Fort McHenry in Baltimore...
    • Southern wagon

    • Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893; Broadsides; Confederate States of America; Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889; Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.) Siege, 1861; Political ballads and songs; Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883; United...
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "The Southern Wagon." This broadside is an advertisement to join the Confederacy, the "Southern wagon" of the verses. It mentions Jeff. Davis and Alexander Stephens, president and vice president of the...
    • Maryland

    • Broadsides; Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832; Howard, John Eager, 1752-1827; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Maryland--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; May, Charles Augustus; Mexican War, 1846-1848; Political ballads and songs; Randall, James Ryder,...
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Maryland" from the poem "Maryland, My Maryland" written by James Ryder Randall, a Baltimorean living in Louisiana at the start of the Civil War. According to an account published in the "The [Baltimore]...
    • Maryland

    • Broadsides; Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832; Confederate States of America; Howard, John Eager, 1752-1827; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Maryland--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Political ballads and songs; Randall, James Ryder, 1839-1908; Riots; United...
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Maryland" sung to the tune "My Normandy" written by Frédéric Bérat. The verses of this broadside are from the poem entitled "Maryland, My Maryland" written by James Ryder Randall, a Baltimorean living...

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