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Thread #8916   Message #56220
Posted By: Lonesome EJ
28-Jan-99 - 11:25 PM
Thread Name: Songs of the American Civil War
Subject: Songs of the American Civil War
I am rather a history buff and I have a keen interest in the Civil War. I have often wondered what songs and what kind of music was played around the bivouac campfires by these men. With soldiers of various backgrounds coming from widespread parts of the country, it must have been a fascinating melting pot of folk traditions and popular tunes. Anyone have information on tunes(other than Dixie and the Battle Hymn of the Republic)that were popular during this war? Also what instruments were common, and is there any music being recorded today that faithfully reflects the era?