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    • Katie's secret

    • Ambuhl, Edward; Broadsides; Hackelton, M. W. (Maria Williams), b. 1833; Love; Sadness;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Katie's Secret" from an 1863 song written by M. W. Hackelton with music by Edward Ambuhl. In this broadside a young woman named Katie recounts how her perspective of the world has changed now that her...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Listen to the Oriole bird

    • Bereavement; Broadsides; Love; Milburn, Richard James; Songs; Winner, Septimus, 1827-1902;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Listen to the Oriole Bird" sung to an 1855 song entitled "Listen to the Mocking Bird" composed and published by Septimus Winner, with credit for the tune given to African American Richard Milburn (born...
    • On L-N'S proclamation of April 1st, 1863

    • April Fools' Day; Broadsides; Emancipation Proclamation; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Political ballads and songs; War poetry, American;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "On L-N's Proclamation of April 1st, 1863" from a song written "by a Marylander." This broadside expresses how many Marylanders sympathetic to the Confederate cause viewed "L-N's [Abraham Lincoln's...
    • Two orphans!

    • Braham, David, 1838-1905; Broadsides; Downey, P. J. (Peter J.), b. 1854 or 5; Songs;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Two Orphans!" written by P. J. Downey and sung to the tune "Over the Hill to the Poor House" composed by David Braham. This broadside, it is believed, tells the tragic story of the fire that occurred on...

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