Item Description:First line: Just before the battle, mother.
Without music.
Date based on sheet music copyright (see Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920 from Duke University online) and similar publications.
Green text of song, within green-inked decorative border, in three eight-line stanzas, each with four-line chorus. Lined on verso.
"Soldiers can receive 14 Songs . . . by addressing G. P. Hardwick, Washington, D.C."--at foot of song sheet.
Companion to the song, "Just After the Battle" (see 000341-BROAD, 000342-BROAD and 000961-BROAD).
CPM sheet music #002416-BYULG (1862) credits date.
OCLC #22865729 credits Root.
OCLC #53000015 credits song as an American (Confederate) ballad.
OCLC #48091378 credits song as a Minstrel song.
OCLC #26531951 cites "Entered according to act of Congress . . . 1865 by J.W. Davies & Sons in . . . Virginia."
See variant editions: 000962-BROAD, 000963-BROAD, 001359-BROAD, 001552-BROAD, 002407-BROAD, 002737-BROAD, & 003118-BROAD.
binder 16, item 50
Notation: Lyrics only
Physical Description:[4] p. (1 item on 1 sheet) ; ca. 20.5 x 12.5 cm.