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    • Dying Confederate's last wish

    • Broadsides; Confederate States of America; Death; Soldiers; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; War poetry, American;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "The Dying Confederate's Last Wish." Signed and/or published by "Maryland," this broadside tells the story of a dying Confederate soldier bidding farewell to his comrades in arms and asking them not to...
    • 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...
    • Home again

    • Broadsides; Pike, Marshall S. (Marshall Springs); Reunions; Travel;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Home Again" from the song composed by Marshall S. Pike. This broadside relates how good it feels to be home from a foreign shore, reunited with old friends. Centered between the two words of the title is...
    • Edwin and Mary

    • Broadsides; Love; Songs; United States History War of 1812; War poetry, American;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Edwin and Mary." This broadside tells the story of two young lovers, Edwin and Mary, who were torn apart by war. That war was probably the War of 1812, when American merchant ships were being stopped on...
    • Southern battle song

    • Broadsides; Confederate States of America; Patriotism; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; War poetry, American;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Southern battle song" and signed by "C." This broadside asks all Southerners to answer the patriotic call and fight the invaders, not for monetary gain but for love of country, for "God and Right" are on...
    • 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...
    • We never speak as we pass by

    • Broadsides; Egerton, Frank; Ford's Theatre (Baltimore, Md.); Love songs; Williams, Gus, 1847-1915;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "We Never Speak as We Pass By" from the 1882 song written by Frank Egerton, as sung by Gus Williams at Ford's Theatre (originally Ford's Grand Opera House) in Baltimore, Maryland. This broadside tells the...
    • Untitled drawing for the Baltimore Almanac

    • Artists--Maryland--Baltimore; Drawing; United States. Works Projects Administration; United States. Works Progress Administration; Writers' Program (U.S.); Horse-drawn vehicles;
    • Pen and ink drawing by Aaron Sopher of a horse pulling a cart. The horse is skinny, with a protuding spine and ribs. It wears a large yoke around its neck. A tear falls from the horses face, and he wears a mournful expression. The horse says "I...

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