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c. 1863 “Want-A Substitute” Union Civil War Song Sheet
c. 1863 Civil War Period, Hand-Colored Printed Union Song Sheet titled, “Want-A Substitute.” by George P. Holt, regarding the use of $300 to buy a Substitute in the draft, Extremely Fine.
An original piece of Civil War Song Sheet, 1 page, measuring 5” x 8”. Hand-Colored top of page with images of Union Soldiers at top with the words to the song below: “Tune : Uncle Sam’s farm. / By George P. Holt. / Wanted a Substitute! / Show me the man / That will buc-kle on his ar-mor / And fight for Un-cle Sam! / He must have an arm of power, / And a heart of cour-age too, / He must love his native country; / And the Red, the White and Blue! / Chorus. / Want-ed-a Sub-stitute! / Show me the man / That will buckle on his ar-mor / And fight for Un-cle Sam!...” Song contiues for two more verses. Minor tone, back has prior mounting remnants in corners, great content regarding the use of $300 to buy a Substitute with “Commutation Money” for rich people to avoid the Union Army draft. This led to major riots in many Eastern cities as it was deemed so unfair to the lower class and poor! First we have seen and offered. Ex: Russ & Jane Sears