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Auction 135, Lot 153

"[Map of United States with The Army of Liberty Song]", Anon.

Subject: United States [Song Sheet]

Period: 1862-63 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 7.4 inches
12.2 x 18.8 cm
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This is a rare patriotic Civil War era broadside with a hand colored map of the United States in the upper half and the words to the song on the bottom. This does not appear to be a page from a publication but was a separately issued handout for the soldiers. A vignette of General Washington conducting a battle is super-imposed over the mid-section of the map. The map shows Washington Territory in its inverted "L" configuration extending around Oregon into today's Idaho. Shows the newly formed Nevada, and the Dakota Territory stretches between the Mississippi river and the Rocky Mountains. The patriotic song, titled "I'm glad I'm in the Army," which begins "Come rally for our country," was obviously published to inspire the Union solider. We locate only one other copy at the Duke University Library. No attribution, city, date or printer noted on this rare, unfolded broadside.

References: Duke University Library #bsvg100023.

Condition: A

Very nice with even age toning. On the verso is a small piece of paper residue where it was probably glued to a scrapbook. Small crease at lower left.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $475

Closed on 2/16/2011