Tag Archives: Civil War music

Podcast Additional Resources: “Civil War Music”

Last week we released an episode of the Emerging Civil War Podcast about Civil War music! Have you listened to it yet via Patreon? We thought it would be helpful to share some of the blog posts from the archives … Continue reading

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ECW Podcast “Civil War Music” Is Now Available

Our first podcast for October appeared this morning on Patreon. In this episode, the Emerging Civil War Podcast isn’t just whistling Dixie—we’re looking at all sorts of Civil War music. Join Chris Mackowski, Dan Davis, and Dan Welch for a discussion … Continue reading

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1860’s Politics: Confederate Political Songs?

The North had many political songs for candidate praise and candidate bashing. What about the South? Did the Confederacy write music about their political leaders? The short answer: yes and no. Here’s the longer answer:

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1860’s Politics: Songs For The Campaign Trail

During the past few weeks, we’ve noted some similarities between political campaigns in the 1860’s and the modern era. We’ve learned that mudslinging and “creative insults” aren’t new. We’ve reminded ourselves that Americans are opinionated. There’s one aspect of 1860’s politics … Continue reading

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A History of Civil War Drummer Boys (Part 1)

Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome guest author Michael Aubrecht Throughout the history of warfare musicians have always played an important role on the battlefield. Military music has served many purposes including marching cadences, bugle calls and funeral dirges. … Continue reading

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Hits of the Sixties!

Now that Sherman is marching through Georgia, albeit retroactively, I thought it time to discuss a little ditty that is guaranteed to make Confederate blood boil: Henry Clay Work’s Marching Thru’ Georgia. This song is still so inflammatory that the … Continue reading

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Does the American Civil War Need a Theme Song?

Like so many, I have been captivated by the mournfully lovely tune “Ashokan Farewell.” I am sure most of us first heard it when we were watching Ken Burns’s The Civil War, and wondered about it. I knew I had … Continue reading

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