The American Hero: A Sappick Ode, circa 1765 - 1794Manuscript MS-1303

Introduction to the Collection

The collection contains a manuscript with some observation on mental sympathy by Nathaniel Niles, written over "Accounts, Receipts and Expenditures of the United States for the Year 1793," as well as the manuscript for "The American Hero: A Sappick Ode," by Niles. This 15-stanza ode was inspired by the Battle of Bunker Hill and is also known as "Bunker Hill." It was widely sung during the Revolution.

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