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Rousing Songs and True Tales of the Civil War
Rousing Songs and True Tales of the Civil War

Our Price: $6.95
Pages: 72
Trim: 5.5 x 8.5
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1-883206-338

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by Wayne Erbsen

The tragic story of the Civil War is nowhere better told than in its songs. For soldiers in both armies, music played a vital role in uplifting morale, rallying patriotism, banishing loneliness, fighting homesickness and raising spirits. This book is filled with many of the most popular songs of the war, along with stories of how they were written

Here are the songs and stories that made history. Includes lyrics, music, chords, song histories, trivia, humor plus 100 Civil War photographs and illustrations.

Includes: All Quiet Along the Potomac Tonight, Battle Cry of Freedom, Battle Hymn of the Republic, The Bonnie Blue Flag, Dixie's Land, The Faded Coat of Blue, Goober Peas, Hard Crackers Come Again No More, Home! Sweet Home!, Here's Your Mule, Just Before the Battle Mother, Lorena, Maryland, My Maryland, Marching Through Georgia, O I'm a Good Old Rebel, Tenting on the Old Camp Ground, Tramp! Tramp! Tramp!, The Vacant Chair, Weeping, Sad and Lonely, When Johnny Comes Marching Home.

"Perfectly captures the spirit of a troubled and transforming era with vintage songs, anecdotes and just plain eye-popping tales from the American Civil War." Midwest Book Review