1891 CUSTER Indian Wars era Tenting Old Camp Ground Kittredge Civil War Songs

KITTREDGE, Walter

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A self-taught American musician Walter Kittredge is best known for the war-themed songs he wrote during the Civil War. Before the war, he traveled as a minstrel throughout the Northeast both alone and with the famous Hutchinson Family Singers. Kittredge wrote over 500 songs and ballads sung by both the North and the South, the most famous of which include “Tenting on the Old Camp Ground” and “When They Come Marching Home”. “Tenting On The Old Camp Ground” (also known as “Tenting Tonight“) was a popular song during the Civil War, particularly to the Union Army. This song is about the life of a solider, missing home and loved ones and the men dying or wounded in battle.

 

This 1891 edition includes excellent illustrations by Charles Copeland with the words of Kittredge’s famous song throughout the book. The song, with its original musical score, is also printed at the end.

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1891 CUSTER Indian Wars era Tenting Old Camp Ground Kittredge Civil War Songs

 

A self-taught American musician Walter Kittredge is best known for the war-themed songs he wrote during the Civil War. Before the war, he traveled as a minstrel throughout the Northeast both alone and with the famous Hutchinson Family Singers. Kittredge wrote over 500 songs and ballads sung by both the North and the South, the most famous of which include “Tenting on the Old Camp Ground” and “When They Come Marching Home”. “Tenting On The Old Camp Ground” (also known as “Tenting Tonight“) was a popular song during the Civil War, particularly to the Union Army. This song is about the life of a solider, missing home and loved ones and the men dying or wounded in battle.

 

This 1891 edition includes excellent illustrations by Charles Copeland with the words of Kittredge’s famous song throughout the book. The song, with its original musical score, is also printed at the end.

 

Item number: #11833

Price: $399

 

KITTREDGE, Walter

 

Tenting on the Old Camp Ground

 

Troy, N.Y.: Nims and Knight, 1891. AUTHOR SIGNED

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • Unpaginated
    • Illustrated throughout
  • Language: English
  • Provenance: Handwritten signature; Walter Kittredge, author of this book. Born in Merrimack, New Hampshire, the tenth of eleven children, Kittredge was a talented self-taught musician who played the seraphine, the melodeon (types of reed-like organs), and the violin. Kittredge toured solo and with the Hutchinson Family, a musical troupe. Over his career he wrote over 500 songs, many of them dealing with themes of the American Civil War. His most famous song, Tenting on the Old Camp Ground, also known as “Tenting Tonight”, was sung by both sides of the war and is known throughout the world.
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
  • Size: ~8.5in X 6.5in (21cm x 17cm)

 

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11833

Categories

Military & War

Arts & Architecture

Authors

KITTREDGE, Walter

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete