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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 14 0 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 9: Poetry and Eloquence. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 2 0 Browse Search
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rary merit has no place in the consideration of these war-songs; they were chronicles of events; they achieved universality, and on the field of battle they became the sublime paeans of a national crisis. Their words and melodies deserve a place in our records. The songs of the soldier boys, the spirited marching tunes, the sentimental ballads, the outbursts of fiery patriotism, must remain with us a legacy of unfailing inspiration and delight. When Johnny comes marching home: Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore This rousing war-song was the one most sung by the soldiers returning from service. When Johnny comes marching home again, Hurrah! Hurrah! We'll give him a hearty welcome then, Hurrah! Hurrah! The men will cheer, the boys will shout, The ladies they will all turn out. Chorus— And we'll all feel gay, When Johnny comes marching home. The old church-bell will peal with joy, Hurrah! Hurrah! To welcome home our darling boy, Hurrah! Hurrah! The village lads and lasses say With
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gilmore, Patrick Sarsfield -1892 (search)
Gilmore, Patrick Sarsfield -1892 Musician and composer; born near Dublin, Ireland, Dec. 25, 1830; was employed for a short time in a mercantile house in Athlone, when his employer, having noticed his remarkable taste for music, hired him to insthe country. After having been bandmaster in nearly 1,000 concerts he established in 1858 what became popularly known as Gilmore's Band, and which later gave concerts throughout the United States and in more than half of Europe. When the Civil War broke out Gilmore and his band volunteered and went to the front with the 24th Massachusetts Regiment. He was with General Burnside in North Carolina, and later, while in New Orleans, General Banks placed him in charge of all the bands in the DeparNew York, and became bandmaster of the 22d Regiment. During 1873-76 he gave more than 600 concerts in what was known as Gilmore's Garden. In the latter year his band was employed to play at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. Later he took
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Music and musicians in the United States. (search)
in America, at the Stadt Theatre, New YorkAug. 27, 1859 Adelina Patti makes her debut in Lucia at the Academy of Music, New YorkNov. 24, 1859 Clara Louise Kellogg makes her debut in Rigoletto at the Academy of Music, New York1860 Theodore Thomas begins his symphony soirees in New YorkDec., 1864 Oberlin Conservatory of Music founded.1865 Der Nordamerikanische Sangerbund reorganized at Chicago1868 National Peace Jubilee held in Boston, Mass.; over 10,000 singers and 1,000 musicians; P. S. Gilmore, conductor.June 15-20, 1869 New England Conservatory of Music established at Providence, R. I., 1859: removed to Boston, 1867; incorporated1870 Beethoven Conservatory of Music founded at St. Louis1871 Fisk University Jubilee singers Oct., 1871, to May, 1872 World's Peace Jubilee and International Musical Festival held in BostonJune 17 to July 4, 1872 Beethoven Quintet Club organized in Boston1873 Music Teachers' National Association organized1876 New York College of Music incorpor
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tourjee, Eben 1834-1891 (search)
Tourjee, Eben 1834-1891 Musician; born in Warwick, R. I., June 1, 1834; was organist of a church when thirteen years old; removed to Providence, where he opened a music store and began teaching when seventeen, and in 1859 to Greenwich, where he founded the Musical Institute. He studied in Europe in 1863-67; removed the Musical Institute to Boston, and changed its name to the New England Conservatory of Music; with Patrick S. Gilmore organized the World's Peace Jubilee in 1872; and organized and conducted the large chorus of the Music Hall Society in 1876. He died in Boston, Mass., April 12, 1891.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
Normannia prevented from landing at Fire Island, by injunction restraining the health authorities from using the island for quarantine purposes, Sept. 12, injunction dissolved, and two regiments of National Guard and Naval Reserves ordered out by Governor Flower; passengers are finally suffered to land......Sept. 13, 1892 Generals Weaver and Field accept the nomination of the People's party......Sept. 17, 1892 Gen. John Pope, born 1823, dies at Sandusky, O.......Sept. 23, 1892 Patrick S. Gilmore, leader of Gilmore's band, born 1829, dies at St. Louis......Sept. 24, 1892 Grover Cleveland's letter of acceptance......Sept. 26, 1892 Encounter at Coffeyville, Kan.; the famous Dalton gang, attempting to rob the banks, are annihilated by a marshal's posse, in which affray four citizens are killed by the desperadoes......Oct. 5, 1892 Columbus-day celebration in New York City and elsewhere......Oct. 12, 1892 Opening exercises of the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago..