Item #60545 CAPTURE OF / RICHMOND AND PETERSBURG. G. P. Hardwick, words.


Washington, DC: G.P. Hardwick, 1865. Broadside poem, 13 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches, printed in red and blue, with two small battlefield vignettes, flags, and decorative icons of Corps badges printed at the head of the broadside, enclosed in a double ruled border. "Respectfully Dedicated to the Army of the Potomac, by the author," and available for order from him for 20 cents, or 6 copies for $1. "Discharged Soldiers wishing to become agents for their States can procure our Circular of Prices ..." Nine verses, each with a chorus. The poem, printed in three columns, describes the battles, the generals, and the troops involved in the capture of both Virginia cities. The first stanza: "We'll sing the doom and the final fall / Of the boasting chivalry, one and all; / And how Grant drove them to the wall, / Way down in Old Virginia," and the final verse: "Twas burn and plunder through the town, / While Jeff [Davis] dressed up in his wife's gown / Took a hasty leave of his Cotton Throne / While we captured the Rebel Cities." OCLC locates four copies (Virginia, New York Historical Society, A. Lincoln Presidential Library, Harvard). A very nice example. Item #60545

Price: $1,250.00

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