Sheet Music

Our sheet music collection contains numerous Civil War-era and Grant-related sheet music. Included are grand marches and funeral marches written in honor of the life of President Grant.

Digitized Sheet Music

Image from t he Ulysses S. Grant Collection.
Ulysses S. Grant Collection

Political cartoons from publications such as Harper’s Weekly and Puck offer researchers a variety of illustrated commentary featuring Ulysses S. Grant from the early days of the Civil War to the scandals that rocked his Presidency. Patriotic sheet music written in honor of U. S. Grant, William T. Sherman, Abraham Lincoln, and the Union Army complements the MSU Libraries’ extensive collection of sheet music in the Charles Templeton Ragtime Collection. The Grant sheet music ranges from songs composed in the 1860s up to the early 20th century.