Daniel D. Emmett collection 1859-1908 Emmett, Daniel D. collection
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Edward P. Alexander was Chief of Artillery, 1st Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia, Confederate States Army. He was the author of several books on the Civil War and railroads, including THE WILDERNESS CAMPAIGN, MILITARY MEMOIRS OF A CONFEDERATE, THE CONFEDERATE VETERAN, FIGHTING FOR THE CONFEDERACY, SKETCH OF LONGSTREET'S DIVISION--YORKTOWN AND WILLIAMSBURG, and RAILWAY PRACTICE. From the description of E.P. Alexander circular letter, 1866. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat ...
Songwriter and mistrel from Mount Vernon, Ohio. From the description of Daniel Decatur Emmet papers, 1830-1900. (Ohio Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 45803324 Daniel D. Emmett wrote the popular song "Dixie." From the description of Broadside, ca. 1859. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49342458 American composer and minstrel performer. From the description of I wish I was in Dixie's land, 1859. (Cornell University...
Daniel Decatur Emmett ("Dan") was born in Mount Vernon, Ohio, on October 29, 1815. His father, Abraham Emmett, was a blacksmith, and his brother Lafayette became the first Chief Justice of Minnesota. Daniel Emmett was an apprentice for the Huron Reflector and Western Aurora newspapers, and served as a drummer and fife player with the United States Army for several years. After his discharge in July 1835, he toured as a circus performer and fiddle player, and in 1842 he organized the...