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    Civil War: I Wish I was in Dixie! Sheet Music, 1860. Published by Ph. P. Werlein, No. 5 Camp Street, New Orleans, six pages, 10.75" x 14". This arrangement, with variations for the piano forte, was attributed to S. Schlesinger. Philip Werlein, a German immigrant, opened a music store in New Orleans in 1853. He was affiliated with the Democratic Party and his sympathies were entirely with the South. Because of his loyalty to the Confederacy, he and his family were forced to leave when New Orleans fell to Union Forces. During his absence, his stock was seized by Federal troops and sold at public auction. On November 1, 1865, with the few pianos that been saved from seizure by hiding them, Werlein reopened his business. Some chipping in the upper right corner and a minor tear at the bottom in the lower left, else, very good.

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    June, 2010
    26th Saturday
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