Abraham Lincoln Related
"We are coming Father Abra'am 300,000 MORE poetry by WM. CULLEN BRYANT..." Civil War Union Sheet Music
1862-Dated Civil War, (Abraham Lincoln) Union Sheet Music, "We are coming Father Abra'am 300.000 More," Poetry by Wm. Cullen Bryant, Choice Very Fine.
"We are coming Father Abra'am 300.000 More," Poetry by Wm. Cullen Bryant, Music by L.O. Emerson, Boston, 1862, Published by Oliver Ditson & Co. 277 Washington St., 6 pages, 10.25" x 13.25", Very Good. Typical foxing, front page is detached at spine at the bottom half, rest is bound. From Songs of the Civil War by Irwin Silber, Jerry Silverman: "'We Are Coming, Father Abra'am' is a poem written by James S. Gibbons, set to music by eight different composers, including Stephen Foster. William Cullen Bryant published one version (with music by Luther Orlando Emerson (1820"1915). Bryant's newspaper originally published the poem and, because it was originally published anonymously, many assumed it was his, and it was widely republished, so Bryant issued a statement denying his authorship. The poem and music came in response to a call by Abraham Lincoln on July 1, 1862 for volunteers to fight the American Civil War."