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“The Maine's Avenger”

“The Maine's Avenger”

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Description (Brief)
This sheet music for the song “The Maine’s Avenger: A March Dedicated to Commodore George Dewey” was written by E.A. Couturier in 1898, and featured in “New York Herald” on Sunday, May 8, 1898. Couturier was noted as the conductor of Gilmore’s Band. The sinking of the U.S.S. Maine in Havana resulted in the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, with American forces engaging Spanish forces in its various colonial holdings. One such engagement was the Battle of Manila Bay, a decisive American victory in the Philippines that was led by Commodore George Dewey, who was hailed as a hero.
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Object Name
sheet music
date made
Couturier, Ernst A.
Sol Bloom
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Sheet Music
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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