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One of the rare illustrated sheet music covers issued under the Confederacy. Published by the composer in Richmond, this edition features a Confederate soldier who kneels on one knee holding a large flag with the words, "God save the South." A cavalryman, he wears high boots and a plumed hat and holds a drawn sword in his right hand. A cannonball lies in the grass before him. In the distance soldiers fire a cannon toward an advancing troop of infantry. Few illustrated music sheets were issued in the South either before or during the war, as the lithography industry was in a relatively undeveloped state there.

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