Ellsworth's Avengers

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    1-page broadside with lyrics for song "Ellsworth's avengers" by A. L. Hudson, to the tune of air "Annie Lisle". 5 verses and chorus, with border. Published by Horace Partridge, Boston. Depicts death of Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth, leader of Zoave unit, originally from New York. An early fatality in the Civil War, Ellsworth was shot while cutting down a Confederate flag he'd offered to remove for President Lincoln after Virginia's secession in 1861.
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