SONG SHEET “CAPTURE OF RICHMOND AND PETERSBURG”

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This broadside poem was written and published by G.P. Hardwick in 1865 from the Clerk’s Office of the District Court for the District of Columbia. “Respectfully Dedicated to the Army of the Potomac.” Published in Washington, D.C. 1 p. in blue and red ink. 8.75 inches x 13.5 in. The title masthead exhibits corps badges, flags and etched scenes of cavalry and infantry fighting

Partial transcript of the song: “Well 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 VirginiaLee saw that Grants strategic plans/Defeated him on every had,/And he will with Davis soon would land/In the ditch of the Rebellion./ Grant Longstreet drew far from his base,/Whipped Gordon and Hill before his face,/And sent him on a steeple chase/From Richmond with his army/Twas burn and plunder through the town,/While Jeff dressed up in his wifes gown/Took a hasty leave of his Cotton Throne,/While we captured the Rebel cities”

The broadside exhibits a few scatter brown spots and has a half inch tear near the bottom left-corner. It appears to have been taped along the three creases on the back.

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