The compact boarding axe was an effective weapon in close combat.
Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials, Reviewed Websites, Primary Sources, Reference Materials
Date Posted: 1/7/2009
This resource includes images of a rare, first print edition of the Star-Spangled Banner sheet music that combines words and music as well as a hand-written copy of the Star-Spangled Banner poem by Francis Scott Key. These primary sources are included in the Library of Congress' online exhibition entitled American Treasures of the Library of Congress.