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William Penn

Keffer Collection of Sheet Music,
ca. 1790-1895

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Topics: Mexican War (1846-1848)

Music about the Mexican War in the Collection

Item No.TitleImprintPlate No.Illustration
Box 13
no. 56
The Battle of Buena Vista : a descriptive fantasie for the piano : opus 101 / composed and most respectfully inscribed to Genl. Z. Taylor, the hero who never lost a battle, by Chs. Grobe Baltimore : G. Willig Jr., 1847 2067 Military and patriotic devices including flags, eagles, cannon, small arms, drums, bugles, etc. forming a border around the title / Lith. by E. Weber & Co.
Box 13
no. 24
Look Up On That Banner : song of the patriot mother to her son / written by R. Horace Pratt Esqr. and dedicated to Lieut. Col. Dixon S. Miles ; music adapted & arranged by J. H. Hewitt Baltimore : F. D. Benteen, 1849 1487 Woman standing beside a soldier as he mounts his horse. She is pointing towards an American flag; a battle is being waged in the background / lith. of R. Weber & Co.
Box 27
no. 36
Monterey : a military rondo / L. Mey Philadelphia : A. Fiot, 1846 None Boy and girl playing the piano in a parlor before family members / A. Newsam ; P. S. Duval Lith.
Box 39a
no. 32
Monterey Waltz / composed & respectfully dedicated to Mrs. J. K. Polk by J. M. Philadelphia : Osbourn's Music Saloon, 1846 563 None
Box 31
no. 50
On to the Charge / inscribed to the memory of Major Ringgold, late of the U.S. Artillery by John H. Hewitt Baltimore : F. D. Benteen, 1846 900 Battlefield scene, with an eagle perched next to a grave and an American flag with black bunting over it / Bufford & Co.'s Lith.
Box 13
no. 39
Smith's March / composed and dedicated to Gen. Persifor F. Smith, the hero of Contreras, by J. T. Martin [Thomas J. Martin] Baltimore : Miller & Beacham, 1848 1382 Bald eagle at top of scene with two soldiers overlooking the town of Contreras / Lith. of A. Hoen & Co.
Box 13
no. 48
The Warlike Dead in Mexico / poetry by Mrs. Balmanno ; music composed and dedicated (by special permission) to the Hon. Henry Clay by Miss Augusta Browne New York : C. Holt, Jr., 1848 None Color: Five small battle scenes from the Mexican War, surrounded by colored ornamentation, with a central portrait of Henry Clay / Lith. of E. W. Bouvé

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