Category: Music

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Song: Marching Through Georgia

Songwriter Henry Clay Work (1832-1884) was a Connecticut native and staunch supporter of the Union cause. Work was born into an abolitionist family whose home was a stop on the Underground Railroad and who...

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Stonewall Jackson’s Way

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...

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The 1st Brigade Band: Civil War Music Historians

I recently attended Evansville, Wisconsin’s  annual Civil War commemoration event. In addition to reenactors portraying soldiers and civilians of 150 years ago, the event also featured the 1st Brigade Band. The band took part in a...

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Tenting on the Old Campground

By 1863, dozens of major battles and hundreds of smaller actions had claimed the lives of tens of thousands of soldiers. Regiments in the Civil War were often made up of men from small...

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Goober Peas

“Goober Peas” is such a well known Civil War song because its popularity continued long after the war was over. It even entered the elementary music curriculum when instilling patriotism in school children was...