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Our First President Quickstep

Title
Jefferson Davis
Artist
Unidentified Artist
Copy after
Mathew B. Brady, 1823? - 15 Jan 1896
Sitter
Jefferson Davis, 3 Jun 1808 - 6 Dec 1889
Date
1861
Type
Print
Medium
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions
Image: 13.8 x 11.3 cm (5 7/16 x 4 7/16")
Mat: 55.9 x 40.6 cm (22 x 16")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number
NPG.80.222
Exhibition Label
Civil War Sheet Music
Civil War music usually fell into one of several categories: songs to rally the troops, spirituals sung by slaves, songs sung by families at home, and songs that reflected the homesickness many soldiers felt. The pieces of sheet music displayed here commemorate the lives and celebrate the feats of four Confederate leaders: President Jefferson Davis and Generals P. G. T. Beauregard, Stonewall Jackson, and Robert E. Lee.
Our First President Quickstep
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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