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CHICORA THE ORIGINAL NAME OF CAROLINA. RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED TO THE PATRIOTIC LADIES OF THE SOUTHERN CONFEDERATED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA.
   
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Although printed in Philadelphia, the sheet music on which this illustrated cover appears is clearly Southern in sympathy. Within an ornate acanthus framework is a large palmetto tree, symbol of South Carolina. Beneath the tree, in a hilly landscape, sits a winged female figure playing a harp.

Below the main scene is a small vignette of Barhamville, the South Carolina Collegiate Female Institute, near Columbia, South Carolina. Founded in 1828 by Elias Marks (the author of the lyrics of "Chicora"; the music was composed by A. Hatschek, another professor at Barhamville), the school was a distinguished institution of higher education for women. Marks left the school in June 1861 and retired to Washington, D.C. The music sheet may have been issued from there.


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