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Col. Ellsworth's Funeral March

Creator:
Lee & Walker, Sep. Winner
Location:
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Origin Date:
1861
Materials:
paper
Item ID:
71.2009.083.0232
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Sheet Music

Description

This is a piece of sheet music for the song, “Col. Ellsworth’s Funeral March.” The cover is plain with a decorative black lined border centered on the cover. Within the cover, the title is printed in black lettering followed by a paragraph. “Composed and Respectfully Dedicated to Francis E. Brownell, Esq.” is printed below the paragraph. The text is surrounded by decorative scroll detailing. Publishing information is printed near the bottom of the cover. Colonel Elmer Ellsworth was the first commissioned officer to die in the Civil War on May 23, 1861. This piece of music was published in two versions. One version included a colored lithograph of Colonel Ellsworth as the cover in addition to the black and white cover. The other version was published without the colored lithograph and was called the "Plain Title" version. See 71.2009.083.0231 for the colored lithograph version. 5, [1] p. of music. For piano. Part of The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum.