A Harvard Event to Mark the End of the Civil War with a Contribution by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Harvard College. Commemoration Day, July 21, 1865. [Cambridge, MA: S.n., 1865].  pp. Quarto (9" x 7"). Single folded sheet, light soiling, short tears to fore-edges, faint vertical and horizontal fold lines, light toning, early owner signature (Catherine B. Foster) to head of first page. $250. * A historic day in Harvard's history, the 1865 Commemoration Day marked the end of the Civil War and honored the Harvard men who fought in it, among them Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., who, at the time of this event, was a student at Harvard Law School. Our pamphlet contains the music and text of three songs performed at this event. One of them is an original setting (to a "Russian Hymn") of the 1861 poem "Union and Liberty" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. The other songs are "Soldier's Oath" (1839) by John Knowles Paine, with a text by Charles T. Brooks, and "Ode" (c.1811) by Friedrich Ferdinand Fleming, with a text by John S. Dwight.
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