“I Will Be True to Thee”

“I Will Be True to Thee”

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.”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
sheet music
date made
1862
composer
Foster, Stephen C.
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13 3/4 in x 11 in; 34.925 cm x 27.94 cm
ID Number
1983.0227.05
accession number
1983.0227
catalog number
1983.0227.05
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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