Item Description:First line: Let me kiss him for his mother.
Without music.
Date based on dated manuscript letter on reverse and printer address in contemporaneous city directories.
"The incident which prompted this ballad, is explained in the . . ."--Beneath title.
Song lettersheet text in black; one column; lined on verso; three eight-line stanzas, each with chorus, beneath Magnus headpiece displaying hand-colored illustration of allegorical figure of woman with anchor leaning on tomb on left and angel on right.
The first letter of the first word of the second verse, "L", is decorated unlike the rest of the text.
At foot of song sheet: "Published by Charles Magnus, No. 12 Frankfort Str., N.Y."
CPM sheet music edition # CPM #003707-CPMLG (1859)--credits Minstrel heading.
OCLC #40966042 credits Ordway.
See variant editions: 000976-BROAD, 001367-BROAD, 001559-BROAD, 002743-BROAD, 003123-BROAD, and 003350-BROAD.
CPM song sheet inscribed with manuscript letter on verso from Camp Stoneman, Washington, D.C. dated December 29, 1863.
binder 8, item 88
Notation: Lyrics only
Physical Description:1 broadside (1 item on 1 sheet) : col. ill. ; ca. 20.5 x 13 cm.