Heisley, George – Instrument Maker

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George Heisley (1789-1880) was the son of Fredrick Heisley, also a clock and instrument maker. A flute player, he is credited as having selected the song “To Anacreon in Heaven” as the music to the words of “The Star Spangled Banner”, while serving in the Pennsylvania State Militia, defending Baltimore.


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