This civil war song was recorded by a friend of mine, Margo, in Ireland in 1984 on the album "Ireland Must Be Heaven" (rosses records lp. 101)
Margo doesn't know where she found it. Id like to knw who in the USA recorded it, wrote it, etc. it goes:
Twas on a summer's evening an old man bent with age landed in a village from off a dusty stage
(song tells about a man showing up at the Express office to pick up his son. The clerk thinks hes confused and directs him to the train depot, until the old man tells the clerk his son is coming home dead, killed in the war, and his body will arrive at the express office soon.