“Tenting on the Old Campground” Sheet Music

Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “Tenting on the Old Campground.” The song was written and composed by Walter Kittredge and published by Oliver Ditson & Co. in 1864. The tune was adapted and sung by the Hutchinson Family Tribe of Asa. The Hutchinson Family was a popular singing group during the Civil War who split into two ensembles, the Tribe of Jesse and Tribe of Asa and often performed songs promoting abolition, temperance, and women’s rights.
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
sheet music
date made
Kittredge, Walter
Oliver Ditson & Co.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 12 1/4 in x 10 in; 31.115 cm x 25.4 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Music & Musical Instruments
Sheet Music
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Sheet Music
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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