“I Will Be True to Thee” Sheet Music

Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “I Will Be True to Thee.” The song was written and composed by Scott Foster and published by Charles W. Harris of New York, New York in 1862. The song was contained in a collection called “Foster’s Melodies” which contained 24 songs, mostly relating to the Civil War. Foster was an extremely proficient composer, composing such timeless classics as “Oh! Susannah,” “My Old Kentucky Home” and “Camptown Races.”
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Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
sheet music
date made
Foster, Stephen C.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 13 3/4 in x 11 in; 34.925 cm x 27.94 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Sheet Music
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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