CUMBERLAND'S CREW, OR HISTORY OF THE BATTLE BETWEEN THE CUMBERLAND AND MERRIMAC. WRITTEN AND SOLD BY PHILANDER D. ALTROP, A SURVIVOR OF THE CUMBERLAND CREW/ OH SHIPMATES COME GATHER AND JOIN IN MY DITTY; IT'S OF A TERRIBLE BATTLE THAT HAPPENED OF LATE; LET EACH GOOD UNION TAR SHED A SAD TEAR OF PITY WHEN HE THINKS OF THE ONCE GALLANT CUMBERLAND'S FATE...

[n.p. n.d.]. Broadside, 4-1/2" x 11-1/2". The text is printed within a decorative double line border. Seven verses of eight lines each. Beneath caption title is Illustration of sailor at top of flag staff with a hammer in his hand. Tear upper left corner, not affecting any text. Water stain along right side and bottom. At end of text: "The bearer, Philander D. Altrop was wounded on board the Cumberland at Newport News, Mar. 8th, 1862." Good+.

The USS Cumberland was rammed by the CSS Virginia [Merrimac] and sank on March 8, 1862. This event took place on the first day of the Battle of Hampton Roads, one of the most notable battles of the American Civil War.
OCLC: 31954799 [2-Brown, Bowling Green State. U ME], as of July 2019. Variant of Wolf 410 [American Song Sheets, 1850-1870]. Item #36173

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