Daniel Decatur Emmett

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3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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30495

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Author or "Dixie" was born at Mount Vernon, Ohio, Oct. 29, 1815. In 1859 Mr. Emmett, then a member of Bryant's Minstrels composed the words and music of "Dixie" which was used by the minstrel troup in New York for the first time. The song "Dixie" was on the lips of the Southern soldiers as they marched to the fields of battle. It was the battle cry of Pickett's men when they charged at Gettysburg; the peace offering of Lincoln at the dawn of a reunited nation, and the air to which the boys in blue kept step as they marched forth for the liberation of Cuba. Emmett died June 28, 1904 at his old home in Mount Vernon, Ohio and his remains were laid to rest in beautiful Mound View Cemetery.

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