Civil War Stationery
Scope and Contents
The collection contains four printed song sheets from the Civil War: “The Army and Navy For Ever”, “Sheridan’s ‘Early’ Victory”, “Sherman’s March to the Sea”, and “Willie, We Have Missed You”. Each sheet includes a patriotic lithograph, and the verso (reverse) side of each sheet is lined.
- Creation: circa 1860s
Conditions Governing Access
Noncirculating; available for research.
Conditions Governing Use
This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).
Biographical / Historical
Charles Magnus (1826-1900), born Julian Carl Magnus in Elberfeld, Germany, immigrated to New York City with his family in 1848. He began working as a printer with his older brother Carl Emil to publish the German language newspaper "Deutsche Schnellpost" in 1850. During his career he published over a thousand maps, song sheets, and prints and is best known for his city views and Civil War prints, although he often combined his own original work with that of other printers and artists without crediting the original source.
The song sheets in this collection are from two series Magnus printed entitled “500 Illustrated Ballads” and “Ten Illustrated Songs,” both series of patriotic song sheets with lithographs.
Language of Materials
The collection contains four song sheets printed by Charles Magnus during the Civil War. Each sheet features different song lyrics and a patriotic lithograph.
Found in a book and transferred from the Ernest A. Walen Collection in Special Collections by Angela Jones on September 18, 1990.
- Civil War Stationery
- Processed by Lauren White.
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository
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