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  • Audio Recording

    The Cumberland crew

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Civil War ballad about naval battle when the Virginia sank the Cumberland, March 8, 1862. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 27, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
  • Notated Music

    There's no North or South today

    sheet music | 1 score | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Howley, Haviland & Dresser - Dresser, Paul
    • Date: 1901

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  • Notated Music

    Linger in blissful repose

    sheet music | 1 score | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Firth, Pond & Co. - Foster, Stephen Collins
    • Date: 1858

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  • Notated Music

    The song of all songs

    sheet music | 1 score | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: D. S. Holmes - Foster, Stephen Collins
    • Date: 1868

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  • Notated Music

    Sweet emerald isle that I love so well

    sheet music | 1 score | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson & Co. - Foster, Stephen Collins - Cooper, George
    • Date: 1866

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  • Audio Recording

    Lily Dale

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Minstrel show song. Song is version of "Lilly dale," composed by H. S. Thompson. John McCready, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Groveland, California on July 31, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). ...

    • Contributor: McCready, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Thompson, H. S. - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    Lorena

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | This song, popular during the Civil War, is a version of "Lorena" with words by Henry De Lafayette Webster and music by Joseph Philbrick Webster. John McCready, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Groveland, California on August 2, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available ...

    • Contributor: McCready, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Webster, Joseph Philbrick - Webster, Henry De Lafayette - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    The last fierce charge

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Civil War song. Dust jacket notes: AFS 4214 A2 is incomplete; song completed on AFS 4214 B1. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on September 4, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    The last fierce charge

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Civil War song. Dust jacket notes: AFS 4214 A2 is incomplete; song completed on AFS 4214 B1. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on September 4, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    The Battle of Fredericksburg

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Mr. Graham says he added a 'little horror' to this where he'd forgotten the text." Civil War song. George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on August 16, 1939. ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    The Cumberland's crew

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Civil War ballad about naval battle when the Virginia sank the Cumberland, March 8, 1962. George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on December 7, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording

    The Good old rebel

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sung by Leonard W. Jones, accompanied on guitar by Ben Pitts. Yellow song check-list notes: "Swell! Good singing." Civil War song. Leonard W. Jones, vocals; Ben Pitts, guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Pine Grove, California on October 3, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available ...

    • Contributor: Ben Pitts and Leonard W. Jones - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Pitts, Ben - Jones, Leonard W. - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    The Faded coat of blue

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Civil War song. Ben Pitts, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Pine Grove, California on October 3, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting ...

    • Contributor: Pitts, Ben - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Notated Music

    Babylon is fallen!

    sheet music | 1 score | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: S. Brainard's Sons Co. - Work, Henry C. (henry Clay)
    • Date: 1862

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  • Notated Music

    Beautiful rose

    sheet music | 1 score | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: S. Brainard's Sons - Work, Henry C. (henry Clay)
    • Date: 1866

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  • Audio Recording

    When Johnny comes marching home again

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 64 rpm, mono; 7 in. | Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - [gilmore, Patrick Sarsfield] - Terrill, John
    • Date: 1898
  • Audio Recording

    Battle hymn of the republic

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 80 rpm, mono; 10 in. | Matrix: 5591-C-4-21X. On label: "Baritone and chorus with orchestra." Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Steffe, William - Howe, Julia Ward - Chalmers, Thomas
    • Date: 1917
  • Audio Recording

    Battle hymn of the republic

    sound recording | Sound tape reel: analog, 2 track stereo 7 1/2 ips | Taken from the Marine Band Dream Hour (radio program) recordings, circa 1953. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Steffe, William - U.S. Marine Band
    • Date: 1953
  • Notated Music

    What's de matter, Uncle Sam?

    sheet music | Music associated with the Union side Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: G. D. Russell & Company - Lee, Alfred - Smith, Dexter
    • Date: 1867

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  • Notated Music

    I'm blind

    sheet music | Music associated with the Union side Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Wm. A. Pond & Co. - Leigh, Wm.
    • Date: 1863

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  • Notated Music

    We stand beneath our flag

    sheet music | Music associated with the Union side Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: G. D. Russell & Company - Gounod, Charles - Leslie - Smith, Dexter
    • Date: 1864

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  • Notated Music

    Angel mother, I'm coming home

    sheet music | Music associated with the Union side Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: G. D. Russell & Company - Lessur, M. J. - Smith, Dexter
    • Date: 1863

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  • Notated Music

    Our boys in camp

    sheet music | Music associated with the Union side Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: G. D. Russell & Company - Lessur, R. J. - Smith, Dexter
    • Date: 1863

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  • Notated Music

    The popular refrain of Glory, hallelujah

    sheet music | 4 p. | "As sung by the Federal volunteers throughout the union." Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson & Co.
    • Date: 1861

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  • Notated Music

    Battle hymn of the republic

    sheet music | 4 p. | Written for the Atlantic monthly. Received by LC in 1890. Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson & Co. - Steffe, William - Howe, Julia Ward
    • Date: 1890

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