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Root & Cady


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

American Civil War Documents, Manuscripts, Letters and Diaries and Grand Army of the Republic Collections

Identifier: spe-w00073
Abstract Material in this collection predominantly relates to the American Civil War—its battles, rank and file soldiers, leaders and veterans. A large portion of this material focuses on the experience of soldiers and leaders from Illinois through letters and diaries. Other major topics in this collection include slavery throughout the world in the centuries leading up to the Civil War; Abraham Lincoln; and the veterans’ group, the Grand Army of the Republic, especially its Illinois Departments....
Dates: 1785-2005; Majority of material found within 1860 - 1866

American Civil War Era Sheet Music Collection

Identifier: spe-w00093

Music played an essential role during the American Civil War, both for the soldiers actively fighting and people on the home front. The majority of the sheet music in this collection was published during the American Civil War, by Chicago music publishing companies Root & Cady and H.M. Higgins, featuring composers and lyricists like Henry C. Work and George F. Root.

Dates: 1845 - 1918; Majority of material found within 1862 - 1864