SONG BOOK FROM THE 27TH ANNUAL REUNION OF THE 115TH NEW YORK INFANTRY-1908

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Item Code: 1094-247

Paperbound song book meas. approx. 5.75 x 8.50 inches.

At center of the cover is a picture of the regimental commander Colonel Simeon Sammons surrounded by “27TH ANNUAL REUNION OF THE 115TH REG’T NEW YORK VOL. INF’T’Y (THE IRON HEARTED REGIMENT) 1862-1908 AT AMSTERDAM NEW YORK AUGUST 26TH, 1908. COMPLIMENTS OF COMRADE JOHN H. WENDELL, DETROIT, MICH.”

Interior runs 32 pages and lists the music and words for many of the songs of the period including “DIXIE,” “AMERICA,” “ANNIE LAURIE,” “FLAG OF THE FREE,” “MARCHING THROUGH GEORGIA” and many others. Altogether there are 54 songs listed.

Booklet is in good condition. Light to moderate surface dirt can be found on the cover and the paper pages have darkened some with age. Inside front cover has a child’s scrawl with a 1920 date and naming the book to “A. W. Yorke.”

The 115th New York was organized in August of 1862. During its service the regiment jumped around a lot serving in the Middle Department with the 8th Corps, the Department of Virginia with the 7th Corps, the Department of the South and the Army of the James in the 10th Corps, the 18th and again the 10th Corps and 24th Corps of the Army of the James, in Terry’s Provisional Corps of the Department of North Carolina and finished with that Department’s 10th Corps.

The regiment saw action at Harper’s Ferry, Fredericksburg, Olustee, Chester’s Station, Drewry’s Bluff, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Deep Bottom, Chaffin’s Farm and Fort Fisher. During it’s service the regiment lost 7 officers and 316 men killed and died of wounds and disease.  [ad]

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