Composer George Frederick Root wrote many popular Civil War songs, including The Vacant Chair and Just Before the Battle, Mother. Both of those are sentimental pieces, but Root’s most famous contribution to Civil War music is a more rousing tune, The Battle Cry of Freedom. Root wrote The Battle Cry of Freedom in July of [...]
Probably the most famous poem about Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson is “Stonewall Jackson’s Way,” a poem that was set to music. The authorship of the poem is generally attributed to John Williamson Palmer, a doctor and writer who lived from 1825 until 1906.