Residence of George Templeton Strong
Chamber (includes Solo)
11 July 2020
Performance Date(s) and Time(s)
26 Dec 1865, Evening
Performance by “the Luce boys, accompanied by their Mamma at the Piano.”
Performers and/or Works Performed
aka Battle cry;
Rally 'round the flag;
Rally 'round the flag, boys
: Strong, George Templeton. New-York Historical Society. The Diaries of George Templeton Strong, 1863-1869: Musical Excerpts from the MSs, transcribed by Mary Simonson. ed. by Christopher Bruhn.
, 26 December 1865.
“After dinner the Luce boys, accompanied by their Mamma at the Piano, sang their pretty Xmas Carol ‘Once in royal David’s city’ and their little patriotic ditties--‘Shouting the Battle Cry of Freedom’ and ‘Victory at Last!’ They did very nicely. I confess my eyes fill when I hear these little voices singing words that mean so much.”