PRE-CIVIL WAR SONG SHEET, “UNFURL THE GLORIOUS BANNER, A PATRIOTIC SONG” - 102nd PENNSYLVANIA VOLS. “DUQUESNE GREYS”

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Words by Edward J. Allen, music composed by Henry Kleber. Published by H. Kleber & Bro., Pittsburg. Signed in ink, in upper margin, “from Ed, July 1, 1856.” Measuring 9.5 x 13”, the coversheet is matted in black, mounted an attractive wooden frame measuring 16.25 x 19.5”.  Exhibits very slight soiling, else VG, with attractive frame & matting.

Beneath the title, the cover sheet announces that the song was “Written on the Occasion of the Presentation of a Stand of Colors, by the Duquesne Greys Pittsburgh to the Chicago Light Guard / Music respectfully Dedicated to Capt. John B. Wyman.” In the Civil War to come, the Pittsburgh Duquesne Greys became the 102nd PA Volunteer Infantry, and participated in in all the major battles of Army of the Potomac, the Peninsula through the Siege of Petersburg. During service the unit lost 181 men killed and mortally wounded and 82 by disease for a total of 263.

Excellent display piece, fine memento of Pittsburgh’s gallant pre-war “Duquesne Greys”.

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