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katlaughing 24 Feb 00 - 08:43 PM
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Subject: Site for Poetry&Songs of the USCivil War
From: katlaughing
Date: 24 Feb 00 - 08:43 PM

In doing research on an ancestor of mine who fought in the Civil War, in the Sixth Kansas Calvary, I came upon a site which has an easy to use index of Poetry and Songs of the War Between the States. They are also indexed according to first lines.

It's kind of funny because the midi which plays when you open the site is Jay Ungar's piece that became so popular in Ken Burn's documentary, but there ya go, it is a good tune:-) Anyway, here is the link or, the URL, if you prefer:

http://users.erols.com/kfraser/

katlaughing


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Subject: RE: Site for Poetry&Songs of the USCivil War
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Feb 00 - 09:09 PM

Katmyluv, that is a really nice site. He explains "Ashoken Farewell" in his FAQ and the section on authentic instruments and reenactments is really good too...interesting reading to say the least! Nice Midi's and accurate lyrics...just really well done.

Thanks!!!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Site for Poetry&Songs of the USCivil War
From: katlaughing
Date: 24 Feb 00 - 09:20 PM

Ah, I wondered if you were on and would see this, Spaw. Glad you think it is a worthy site. When I went back I saw that he had explained about Ungar's music, too. Nice of him to do that.

You don't know of any sites which would list the Sixth Kansas Calvary, do you? I just started looking for that aprticular one and haven't had any luck so far. Do you know where the battles of Cain Hill and Prairie Grove were?

Thanks, darlin', luvyakat


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Subject: RE: Site for Poetry&Songs of the USCivil War
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 24 Feb 00 - 09:38 PM

Thank you Kat. I enjoyed my visit. When I have a little more time, I'll go back and visit again. Three of us were hammering out Civil War songs of The Irish Brigade for a couple of hours last night.

All the best,
Dan Milner


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Subject: RE: Site for Poetry&Songs of the USCivil War
From: katlaughing
Date: 24 Feb 00 - 09:43 PM

Oh, that is too cool, Dan. Thanks!

Thanks also to Mary in Kentucky for kindly pointing out my lack of proofing my text. That should, of course, read Cavalry!

kat


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Subject: RE: Site for Poetry&Songs of the USCivil War
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 24 Feb 00 - 09:54 PM

Kat, thanks for the link. In your search for information on the Sixth Kansas and on the battlefields you mentioned, you may find the folks at the Civil War Chat Room helpful. That address is http:/www.civilwarhome.com/chat.htm

LEJ


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Subject: RE: Site for Poetry&Songs of the USCivil War
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Feb 00 - 09:59 PM

Okay......Prairie Grove and Cane (Cain)Hill were both battles in the northwest corner of Arkansas early in the war, like late 1862. Prairie Grove is better known but they were all part of the same campaign. The most prominent battle in this area (known as the "Trans-Mississippi War") was at Pea Ridge, also in the same area. I'd try researching under some generals like Hindman, Price, Blount, Curtis.

I'm not a huge nut on Trans-Mississippi battles and skirmishes, so maybe someone else can think of some more info. I'm more of a "War in the West" guy (the West then referring to Tennessee--Shiloh to Atlanta). If I come up with something else I'll let you know!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Site for Poetry&Songs of the USCivil War
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 24 Feb 00 - 10:21 PM

Wait a minute folks...there is a statue somewhere in Arkansas to one of my ancestors who was a Confederate captain or something, but I forgot his name! Is it worth checking into? Could we be related kat?


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Subject: RE: Site for Poetry&Songs of the USCivil War
From: GUEST,ddw
Date: 24 Feb 00 - 11:36 PM

What a fine site. Thanks, Kat.


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Subject: RE: Site for Poetry&Songs of the USCivil War
From: katlaughing
Date: 25 Feb 00 - 12:11 AM

Thanks, ya'll! LeeJ, I will check that one out and, Spaw, you are a peach, even if you aren't in Georgia anymore!

Mary, we might be, but it wouldn't be from that connection. The Sixth Cavalry that my greatgrandad was in was on the Union side. As for Confederates, most fo mine were somewhere in Virgina, as far as I've been able to find out. I have a greatgrandad's name, he was a Capt.; we have the Union officer's cap & ball Colt that he took off of a dead one; some CSA money and a pass for his wife to pass through enemy lines safely. The southern side would've been Forsyths, while on the north it was Ewing & Youmans, as far as I know.

Thanks, again! Glad you all liekthe site!

kat(lower case please as there is another "Kat" on here once in a while, thanks)


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Subject: RE: Site for Poetry&Songs of the USCivil War
From: JedMarum
Date: 25 Feb 00 - 12:27 AM

Wow Kat. Thanks for the link. I have a couple of Civil War songs. I will be playing at a Civil War event in Sperryville VA this June. I am really looking forward to it.


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Subject: RE: Site for Poetry&Songs of the USCivil War
From: catspaw49
Date: 25 Feb 00 - 12:42 AM

Tell you what Jed...Read this guys take on reenactment and performers at those events first. You could probably rig your "baby Larrivee" to fit the profile...and re-string your banjo! LOL

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Site for Poetry&Songs of the USCivil War
From: katlaughing
Date: 25 Feb 00 - 12:42 AM

Gosh, ya'll, I guess I will go add this to the Mudcat Links; there's a first time for everything. I figured most of you would've already known about this site, like MaryinKentucky did. Again, thanks and glad you find it useful.

kat


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Subject: RE: Site for Poetry&Songs of the USCivil War
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 25 Feb 00 - 02:18 AM

Spaw (and kat): Do you know the "Battle of Pea Ridge" ballad that Max Hunter collected -- and recorded for Folk-Legacy (FSA-11)?

Sandy


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Subject: RE: Site for Poetry&Songs of the USCivil War
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 25 Feb 00 - 03:56 AM

Cool!

There's a really cool tune I got from a guy named Dave Alvin... Makes me wish I was a blues player... the song is called "Andersonville"...

Although I think, if I put my mind to it, I could make it a really cool folk song...

{~`


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Subject: RE: Site for Poetry&Songs of the USCivil War
From: Bill in Alabama
Date: 25 Feb 00 - 07:08 AM

This one may already have been mentioned, but I want to recommend a site which features the music of my good friend Bobby Horton. Bobby has been collecting authentic music from the War Between the States for many years, and was one of the musicians who worked on the Burns series. A couple of years ago I worked with Bobby on a one-hour documentary for ETV called --Music and Memories of The Civil War--which is available, along with other classroom teaching materials, at the site. Bobby also has some really fine cassettes and cds (ten or so) featuring authentic music of the period, including spiritual songs and Christmas music. Check out the site: http://bizweb.lightspeed.net/~cwms/


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Subject: RE: Site for Poetry&Songs of the USCivil War
From: GUEST,Llewellyn
Date: 25 Feb 00 - 08:36 PM

Hi all, I was looking for a civil war poem which I thought was called something like "If we had met before" and is about a soldier who wonders what if he had met his enemy somewhere other than on the battlefield. I think it contains the line "I fired at him as he at me, and shot him in his place". Does anyone recognise it?


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Subject: RE: Site for Poetry&Songs of the USCivil War
From: MMario
Date: 25 Feb 00 - 08:41 PM

LLewellyn - I'm going to take the liberty of creating a new thread about your request. It may help get you an answer....

MMario

ps - welcome to the MudCat!


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