With the exception of a very few of the illustrated items, most of these titles are particularly common, are listed for reference purposes only, and will be found in practically every book of old music of the period. The Root & Cady woodcut illustrations are especially plentiful.
BATTLE CRY OF FREEDOM, THE. Root & Cady. Chicago. 1862
Words & Music by Geo. F. Root. Figure 21/2 in star. 6 pp., pp. 2 and 6 blank. [ FIRST EDITION.]
The front cover is an engraved plate with nothing but lettering. The music plates are engraved, Plate Mark 225-4, and do not contain the words of the "Battle Song," which afterwards appeared on p. 2. The music of the later editions is printed from Music Type.
First Edition: Description from copyright deposit. Deposited Sept. 26, 1862.
*BATTLE OF SHILOH, OR PITTSBURG LANDING. Oliver Ditson & Co. Boston. 1862
April 6th & 7th, 1862. Musically Photographed by Charles Grobe, Op. 1402. Figure 6 in circle within 5 pointed star. Lith: J. H. Bufford. In. art.] 10 pp., pp. 2 and 10 blank. Plate Mark 21549.
Illustration: Reproduction of the actual battle scene. Cover printed sideways.
*DRUMMER BOY OF SHILOH, THE. D. P. Faulds. Louisville, Ky. 1862
A Beautiful Ballad. Written & Composed by Will S. Hays. Author of "I'm Looking For Him Home &c &c." Figure 5 in 5 pointed star. At head of title: To Miss Annie Cannon, Louisville, Ky. Lith. T. Sinclair. In. art.] 8 pp., pp. 2, 7 and 8 blank. Plate Mark 1352-5. Lower right margin p. 6: J. Slinglandt Engr. & Pr.
Illustration: Drummer boy being held up by kneeling Union soldier, wounded men with tears in their eyes. Two editions; in the earlier, soldier without hat, to left of kneeling soldier, is holding right hand over face. Bearded wounded soldier to right.