Memphis: Memphis Bulletin, 1863. Small broadside, 8 x 4.5 inches. Previously folded. Short separation along top fold. Light tanning and foxing. About very good. Item #645
An unrecorded Civil War song sheet that celebrates the accomplishments of the 11th Missouri Volunteers and several other regiments in the XVI Corps of the U.S. Army of the Tennessee. The sheet was printed on a Memphis newspaper press in March 1863, while the units were stationed at Germantown, Tennessee, east of the city. The lyrics, by an unnamed member of the 11th Missouri, attempt to immortalize the part played by the brigade in the successful siege and subsequent defense of Corinth, which took place in the latter half of 1862. Also singled out for praise are the 47th Illinois and 5th Minnesota volunteer regiments. The 11th Missouri went on to participate in the siege of Vicksburg and later helped to drive Hood's Confederate Army out of Nashville. Not in OCLC.