JOHN BELL OF TENNESSEE. AIR- "AULD LANG SYNE." Confederate Broadside Poem.


[np: 1861?]. Broadside, 4-1/2" x 9", with decorative border and cut of a mounted bell beneath the title. Minor foxing, Very Good. Contemporary pencil signature of David E. Pendleton. Pencil date on verso, "July 27th, 1861." A Baltimore resident, he enlisted at the age of eighteen in November 1862 in the 7th Virginia Cavalry, C.S.A. He was captured at Reams Station in August 1864, and exchanged in February 1865.

The first line of this rare Confederate broadside is: "There is a man of noble heart."
"Bell the nominee of the Constitutional Union Party for the presidency in 1860, scorns Lincoln and waits for the Yankees to advance into Tennessee" [Rudolph]. Bell "hears the Northern vandals voice,/ Shout over hill and dell,/ He laughs at Nigger Lincoln's raid,/ His name is John Bell."
Rudolph 137. Parrish & Willingham 6375 [3]. Wolf C81. OCLC 8266039 [3- Huntington, Duke, Wake Forest] as of September 2017. AAS and the Library Company also have a copy. Item #34134

Price: $750.00