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    • We'll be free in our Maryland

    • Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893; Broadsides; Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861; Confederate States of America; Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889; Holtz, Robert E.; Johnston, Joseph E. (Joseph Eggleston), 1807-1891; Lincoln, Abraham,...
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "We'll Be Free in Our Maryland" written by Robert E. Holtz (not shown) and sung to the tune "Gideon's Band." This broadside proclaims that when the "boys down south in Dixie's land" join together, they...
    • 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...
    • Camp song of the Maryland line

    • Broadsides; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Political ballads and songs; War poetry, American;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Camp Song of the Maryland Line," a song more familiarly known as "Gay and Happy." Published in Baltimore by R. M. Chambers during the Civil War, this broadside became the camp song for Confederate...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Jumbo!

    • Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Barnum, P. T. (Phineas Taylor), 1810-1891; Beane, Fannie; Behman, Louis C., 1855-1902; Bernhardt, Sarah, 1844-1923; Broadsides; Dickinson, Anna E. (Anna Elizabeth), 1842-1932; Gilday, Charles; Ingersoll, Robert...
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Jumbo!" a parody sung by Fanny [sic] Beane and Charles Gilday. Fannie Beane and Charles Gilday were traveling comedy performers who, after marriage, continued to perform as a team. "Jumbo" was one of the...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • John Merryman

    • Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893; Broadsides; Confederate States of America; Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889; Emmett, Daniel Decatur, 1815-1904; Fort McHenry (Baltimore, Md.); Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.); Merryman, John, 1824-1881; ;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "John Merryman" sung to the Dan Emmett tune "Old Dan Tucker." This broadside tells the story of John Merryman, a Marylander who during the Civil War was arrested and imprisoned without trial at Fort...
    • Kingdom coming

    • African Americans; Broadsides; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Minstrels; Slavery; Songs; ; Work, Henry C. (Henry Clay), 1832-1884
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Kingdom Coming" from a song written by Henry Clay Work (music not provided) and published in 1862. This broadside, told in the minstrel's stereotypical African American dialect, relates with wry humor...
    • Little footsteps

    • Bereavement; Broadsides; Children and death; Songs;
    • Document containing the 5th edition (shown top center) of the broadside entitled "Little Footsteps," a 1868 ballad composed by J. A. Barney with lyrics by M. B. Leavitt (not shown). This broadside is a lament on the loss of a small child, the...
    • Sandy haired Mary

    • Braham, David, 1838-1905; Broadsides; Carncross' Minstrels; Carncross, J. L. (John L.), b. 1834?; Dougherty, Hughey, b. 1845; Harrigan, Edward, 1844-1911; Irish Americans; Love; Songs;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Sandy Haired Mary." This broadside tells the story of Mr. Grogan, a young man living in Mrs. Dooley's boarding house, and of Mrs. Dooley's young sandy-haired maid Mary Daly, with whom he has fallen in...
    • In the morning by the bright light

    • African Americans; Bland, James A. (James Allen), 1854-1911; Haverly, Jack, 1837-1901; Minstrels; Slavery; Spirituals (songs);
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "In the Morning by the Bright Light." Although some regard the words to this song as a celebration of the end of slavery, that view seems short-sighted. The point of the song is spiritual in nature, with...
    • In the morning by the bright light

    • African Americans; Bland, James A. (James Allen), 1854-1911; Haverly, Jack, 1837-1901; Minstrels; Slavery; Spirituals (songs);
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "In the Morning by the Bright Light." Although some regard the words to this song as a celebration of the end of slavery, that view seems short-sighted. The point of the song is spiritual in nature, with...

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