1. Creator/Author:
  2. B. F. Baker (1)

Arouse Ye, Patriot Whigs!

Creator:
B. F. Baker, S. H. G., Geo P. Reed
Location:
Massachusetts, Boston
Origin Date:
1840
Materials:
paper
Item ID:
71.2009.083.0220
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, “Arouse Ye, Patriot Whigs!" The cover features an illustration of a group of people gathered around a man standing in front of a log cabin. An eagle is flying overhead carrying a banner that reads, "E. Pluribus Unum." The title is printed above the illustration. "Respectfully dedicated to The Boston Harrison Club" is printed below the illustration. 1 score (5 p.) For voice and piano. First line: Arouse ye patriot Whigs, arouse, an injur'd nation claims your zeal. Part of The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum. Indiana, Knox County, Vincennes. William Henry Harrison (1773 - 1841) was born in Berkeley, Virginia. He studied classics at Hampden-Sydney College before obtaining a commission in the First Infantry of the Regular Army. He served as aide-de-camp to General “Mad Anthony” Wayne at the Battle of Fallen Timbers. In 1798 he became Secretary of the Northwest Territory and was its first delegate to Congress. In 1801 he became Governor of the Indiana Territory and served for 12 years. Harrison was engaged in the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1809 against Tecumseh’s confederacy. Made a brigadier general, he was given command of the Army of the Northwest during the War of 1812. Harrison was elected the 9th President of the United States in 1840. He died in office on April 4, 1841. This is the shortest term of any president in American history. He is the grandfather of Benjamin Harrison, the twenty-third president of the United States.