Milwaukee, Wisconsin: H. N. Hempstead, 1866. Sheet Music. Complete with six pages including the cover. Light wear; removed from a bound volume so a little rough at the left edge; faint diagonal crease. Very Good. Item #008069
The Milwaukee Light Guard was a volunteer militia unit formed in 1857 in response to the Leahy Riot that occurred earlier in the decade when an excommunicated priest fomented a battle within the city between Catholics and Protestants. With the onset of the Civil War, the unit was merged into the 1st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry and guarded river crossings along the upper Potomac River. The cover illustration shows two Union pickets on guard duty with two officers consulting a map in the background.