1862 CIVIL WAR. Broadside Lamenting the Loneliness of Union Soldiers During the War

1862 CIVIL WAR. Broadside Lamenting the Loneliness of Union Soldiers During the War

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Printed by Horace Partridge [1822-1902], one of Boston’s most prominent and respected business men and a strong supporter of the Union during the Civil War and the cause of the slaves. During the Civil War he commissioned broadsides in support of the Union Cause to distribute and keep up morale on the home front. The present is a very good example and we are unable to trace another example.

Measure 5 x 7 inches, it is entitled, “Do They Think of Me at Home?”

Do they think of me at home?
Do they ever think of me.
I who shared their every grief,
I who mingled in their glee?
Have their hearts grown cold and strange
To the ONE now doomed to roam?
I would give the world to know,
Do they think of me at home?

Chorus.—Do they think of me at home?
Do they ever think of me?

Do they think of how I loved
In my happy, early days?
Do they think of him who came,
But could never win their praise?
I am happy by his side,
And from mine he'll never roam;
But my heart will sadly sigh
Do they think of me at home?

Do they think of me, at eve,
Of the songs I used to sing?
Is the harp I struck untouched?
Does another wake the string?
Will no kind, forgiving word
Come across the raging foam?
Shall I ever cease to sigh;
Do they think of me at home?

Neatly printed with decorative border. Old fold marks, one small pinhole. Slightly foxed. Good + and a very rare survivor.