Funeral and monument song

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  • Description
    Broadside reprinted from the "Border Song Book" featuring a song titled "To the Memory of the Brave Wells and McComas, Who Shot General Ross!", sung to the tune of the "Star-Spangled Banner." According to popular legend, two teenage boys from Baltimore, Daniel Wells and Henry McComas, shot and killed the British Major General Robert Ross as he rode his army toward Baltimore during the War of 1812.
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    This item is in the public domain. Duke University Libraries kindly requests that any use of the item is properly cited.
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