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“Tenting on the Old Campground”

“Tenting on the Old Campground”

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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.
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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
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accession number
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Sheet Music
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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