Civil War - Sheet Music

Civil War - Sheet Music

Name: Sheet Music
Description: "The 'CONTRABAND' Schottische" by Septimus Winner (1827-1902), Ink on paper. The cover of this sheet music depicts a comic scene of escaping slaves. The music is "composed and respectfully dedicated to Major General Benjamin F. Butler. Butler coined the term "contraband" during the Civil War when escaped slaves asked for asylum and he granted it. The schottische is a partnered country dance popuar during Victorian times.
Maker: Lee & Walker, Publishers
Date Made: August 7, 1861
How Acquired: Museum Purchase
Category: Civil War


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