Museum of Civil War Music
Explore the fascinating history U.S. Civil War Music!
While we can discuss battles a strategies, understanding war is sometimes about understanding the soldiers involved. Music, just like today, was an integral part of life during the Civil War. As you make your way around the exhibit, take note of how common music was used to inspire and calm-down soldiers as well as allow them to voice their opinions in a time when illiteracy was still high.
A link to playlist of the major songs in this exhibit is located here:
Links to videos in final room:
Ashokan Farewell - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kZASM8OX7s
SNL Sketch: Civil War Soldiers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIdXxDARU_0
Ringgold Band: Stars and Stripes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkVTn5wQd5Q