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    • There is life in old Maryland yet

    • Broadsides; Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861; Confederate States of America; Flags; Maryland--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Political ballads and songs; Ridgely, N. G. (Nicholas Greenberry), 1841-1882; United States--History--Civil War,...
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "There Is Life in Old Maryland Yet" written by "Cola" (a pseudonym used by Nicholas Greenberry Ridgely, a Baltimore satirist). Printed in Baltimore during the Civil War, this broadside employs a refrain...
    • Victory at last

    • Broadsides; Heaven; Hymns; Religious poetry;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Victory at Last," containing the words of a Christian hymn. The hymn portrays Christians as soldiers in Christ's army ("our Saviour is our Captain"). With the world as their battlefield, the Bible as...
    • Moonlight on the lake

    • Broadsides; Courtship; Love songs; Kernan, James L., 1840-1912; Kernan's Monumental Theatre (Baltimore, Md.); White, C. A. (Charles Albert), 1832-1892;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Moonlight on the Lake" from an 1878 song written by C. A. White and sung by the Clipper Quartette at Kernan's Monumental Theatre in Baltimore, Maryland. This broadside relates what one young man says to...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • William Price

    • Baltimore (Md.); Political ballads and songs; Price, William, 1794?-1868;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "William Price" sung to the tune "John Todd." The speaker of this Confederate broadside asks William Price why he, as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates in 1861-1862, sponsored the "Treason Bill"...
    • 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...
    • Driven from home

    • Broadsides; Hays, Will. S. (William Shakespeare), 1837-1907; Orphans; Peters, J. L. (John L.); Poverty; Songs;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Driven From Home" from the 1868 song written by Will. S. Hays, one of the most prolific and popular songwriters of the 19th century, and published by J. L. Peters of New York. This broadside tells the...
    • Hark! baby, hark!

    • Braham, David, 1838-1905; Broadsides; Harrigan, Edward, 1844-1911; Harrigan & Hart; Hart, Tony, 1855-1891; Irish Americans; Slavery;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Hark! Baby, hark!" This broadside tells the story of a slave woman who is dying from a whipping she received while trying to protect her child from the cruel blows of her master. Her husband recounts the...
    • Katy Avourneen

    • Broadsides; Honor; Love; Songs;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Katy Avourneen." This broadside, from an Irish ballad ascribed to J. E. Johnson, relates the story of Barney and Katy Avourneen. One snowy evening, Barney stops at his sweetheart's house and asks to be...
    • Love

    • Bennett, Harry; Broadsides; Family; Love; Marriage; Songs;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Love" (also known as "The Bald-Headed End of the Broom") from an 1877 song composed by Harry Bennett. This broadside warns young men that marriage isn't as wonderful as it may appear during the courtship...
    • Our southern flag

    • Broadsides; Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861; Flags; Hanby, Benjamin Russel, 1833-1867; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Political ballads and songs; War poetry, American;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Our Southern Flag" sung to the B. R. Hanby tune "[Darling] Nellie Grey" (also spelled "Nelly Gray"). Written by a "Baltimore rebel," this broadside uses the Confederate flag as a symbol of, and metaphor...
    • Our Union flag

    • Broadsides; Flags; Hanby, Benjamin Russel, 1833-1867; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Political ballads and songs; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; War poetry, American;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Our Union Flag" sung to the B. R. Hanby tune "[Darling] Nellie Grey" (also spelled "Nelly Gray"). Written by "a lady of Baltimore," this broadside is an answer to the pro-Confederate broadside entitled...

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