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McClellan's Farewell to the Army of the Potomac

Title: McClellan's Farewell to the Army of the Potomac
Additional Title: Gay and Happy
First Line: We're the boys who are firm and ready
First Line of Chorus: But let opponents say as they will
Additional Names:
  • Burnside, Ambrose Everett
  • McClellan, George Brinton
Publication Date: 1862
Instrumentation: N/A
Subject: Broadsides and Penny Ballads
Civil War: American
WIMA Collections: Irish Fest Collection
ID: IF PB 00-008
Publisher: H. De Marsan
Publication Place: New York, NY
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Historical Notes

Original Civil War pro-McClellan handbill that concludes with a testimonial from General Burnside about McClellan's character. Five stanzas and chorus to air of Fay and Happy. Border includes a harbor scene, ships and fort, officer with flag, sailor on mast, fire company, and soldiers drilling. Published in late 1862 after Lincoln dismissed McClellan; kept in circulation and reissued for 1864 election when McClellan decided to challenge.

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