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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Poetry.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Civil War Poetry

Identifier: MS-2315

This collection contains four poems written by an unidentified soldier in 1862.

Dates: 1862

Fort Sanders by Charles Ewing

Identifier: MS-1825

This collection consists of a photocopied manuscript of Charles Ewing's poem "Fort Sanders." Written in 1940, "Fort Sanders" is a descriptive work that chronicles the events at the Battle of Fort Sanders, which took place in Knoxville in 1863.

Dates: 1940

Old Tennessee (Song)

Identifier: MS-2165

This collection consists of an unsigned, handwritten transcript of Stephen Foster's 1851 song Farewell My Lily Dear: A Plantation Melody with a variance in the text.

Dates: undated

P. S. Atchley Poem and Letters

Identifier: MS-1469
Abstract This collection consists of a poem and two letters. P. S. Atchley wrote the poem, which describes a Union soldier saying goodbye to "Dear Brother Green" as he dies in battle, for Aunt Mariah Hodges on April 21, 1866. A typescript of this document is also present. The first letter, from Sister Julia in Marietta, Georgia, is dated April 28-29, 1882 and describes the reaction to Juan running off with the "married washerwoman." The second, written by Side or Lide, is dated February 22, 1878 and...
Dates: 1866 April 21-1878 February 22

Sallie Morgan House Notebook

Identifier: MS-1363

Sallie Morgan House Ewin used this notebook to record the song lyrics to popular songs in the American South during the time of the Civil War, as well as some of her own notes.

Dates: circa 1863-1867