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    CIVIL WAR "ELLSWORTH'S AVENGERS" SONG SHEET, CIRCA 1860S. Very early Civil War song sheet. In part:

    Down where the patriot army,
    Near Potomac's side,
    Guards the glorious cause of freedom,
    Gallant Ellsworth died.
    Brave was the noble chieftain,
    At his country's call,
    Hastened to the field of battle,
    And was first to fall.
    CHORUS.
    Strike, freemen, for the Union,
    Sheath your swords no more;
    While remains in arms a traitor,
    On Columbia's shore.
    Entering the traitor city,
    With his soldiers true,
    Leading up the Zouave columns,
    Fixed became his view.
    See that rebel flag is floating,
    O'er yon building tall!
    Spoke he, while his dark eyes glistened,
    Boys, that flag must fall!


    Provenance:
    Al. Emmett Fostell Collection.

    Condition:
    Very Good, has small holes in heavy folds.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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