“In Manila Bay -- A Stirring Patriotic War Song”

“In Manila Bay -- A Stirring Patriotic War Song”

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Description (Brief)
This sheet music for the song “In Manila Bay - A Stirring Patriotic War Song” was written by Charles Alsop and was published by the Philadelphia Press of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 22, 1898. The sheet music was written expressly for the Philadelphia Sunday Press, rather than being a previously published piece inserted into the paper as a supplement. The piece was written for George Dewey, who was known as the Hero of Manila and promoted to Admiral of the Navy for winning the battle of Manila Bay with only one American casualty.
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Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
date made
composer; lyricist
Alsop, Charles F.
Philadelphia Press
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 12 in x 8 1/2 in; 30.48 cm x 21.59 cm
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accession number
catalog number
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National Museum of American History
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