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Illinois--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

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

Grand Army of the Republic, Wilcox Post No. 668 Records

Identifier: spe-w00135

The Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) was an organization of former soldiers and sailors who served in the Union forces during the Civil War or who were members of state militia on active duty and subject to national call during the war. The Wilcox Post, No. 668 was located at 9628 S. Longwood Drive in Chicago’s Morgan Park neighborhood. The collection consists of 3 manuscript ledgers and a selection of pension certificates.

Dates: 1889 - 1928