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Thread #8916 Message #56314
Posted By: Bill in Alabama
29-Jan-99 - 04:30 PM
Thread Name: Songs of the American Civil War
Subject: RE: Songs of the American Civil War
Basically, you're right on the money. There are records of common soldiers who played trumpet around the campfire for their friends, but I believe that you are safe in assuming that the average soldier brought with him the stringed instrument or the mouth organ he had played on the front porch at home. Certainly the photographs I have seen and the research I have done would confirm that assumption.