• Historic Events in the Civil War: Fort Sumter

    Article. More examples of music's historical narrative are available in the Civil War Sheet Music Collection online.

  • Peace Songs of the Civil War

    Peace songs during and in aid of recovery from a civil war were one thing, peace songs and other expressions of pacifism during a foreign war might be seen as sedition. Mark Twain wrote his pacificist narrative poem "The War Prayer" in about 1904, in response to the Philippine-American War of 1899-1902. [2] Although the poem was written after the war, it tells of ...

  • Mapping the Songs of the Civil War -- The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    Select the highlighted states on this map to view a selection of sheet music pertaining to people, places, or events associated with that state during the Civil War. This can include songs about military figures, battles and campaigns, regiments, and other state-related events or sentiments.

  • War song

    sheet music | Music associated with the Union side Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Keller, Mathias - Story, W. W.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1861

    Look inside: 4 results

  • War march

    sheet music | Music associated with the Union side bottom of cover cut off Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Firth, Pond & Co. - McNaughton, J. H.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1861

    Look inside: 5 results

  • The Return of the old flag, sailing up the Tennessee

    sheet music | no cover Music associated with the Union side Sheet Music (Form).

    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1862

    Look inside: 3 results

  • On the shores of Tennessee

    sheet music | Music associated with the Union side Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Lee & Walker - P., E. T. - Beers, Ethel Lynn
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1862

    Look inside: 6 results

  • Union war song

    sheet music | Music associated with the Union side Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Cooley, J. H.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1862

    Look inside: 2 results

  • The Prisoner of war

    sheet music | Music associated with the Union side Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: S. T. Gordon - Russell, Geo. A.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1864

    Look inside: 5 results

  • Union war quick-step

    sheet music | Music associated with the Union side Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: J. E. Gould - Salem, R. Z.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1863

    Look inside: 5 results

  • The Chelsea war widow

    sheet music | Music associated with the Union side Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson & Co. - Pettengill, Charlie - St. John
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1865

    Look inside: 4 results

  • Home from the war

    sheet music | Music associated with the Union side Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: J. Henry Whittemore - Turner, J. W.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1865

    Look inside: 6 results

  • Union war galop

    sheet music | Music associated with the Union side Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: S. Brainard & Co. - Dressler, William
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1861

    Look inside: 8 results

  • Dixie war song

    sheet music | Composer - Daniel D. Emmett Music associated with the Confederate side Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Blackmar & Bro - Stanton, H. S. - A. Noir
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1861

    Look inside: 7 results

  • Dixie war song

    sheet music | Composer - Daniel D. Emmett Music associated with the Confederate side Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Blackmar & Bro - Stanton, H. S. - A. Noir
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1861

    Look inside: 7 results

  • The last fierce charge

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Civil War song. Dust jacket notes: AFS 4214 A2 is incomplete; song completed on AFS 4214 B1. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on September 4, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The captains sly glance

    sheet music | Music associated with the Union side Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: S. T. Gordon - Curtiss, N. P.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1864

    Look inside: 5 results

  • The good old Union wagon

    sheet music | cover only Music associated with the Union side Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: A. C. Peters & Bro - Matthews, S.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1861

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  • The Union grand march

    sheet music | Music associated with the Union side Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson & Co. - Clark, Andrew P.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1861

    Look inside: 5 results

  • The Ark of our union

    sheet music | Music associated with the Union side Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: W. C. Peters & Sons - Pendleton, E. H. - Dufour, A. L. R.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1856

    Look inside: 6 results

  • Scenes that are brightest

    sheet music | Music associated with the Confederate side Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: John C. Schreiner & Son - Wallace, W. V. - Bunn, Alfred
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1861

    Look inside: 5 results

  • On the field where honor calls us!

    sheet music | Music associated with the Union side cover only Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: A. C. Peters & Bro - Barker, George
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1861

    Look inside: 4 results

  • The Marseilles hymn

    sheet music | Music associated with the Union side Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: S. T. Gordon & Son - De Lisle, Rouget
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1861

    Look inside: 6 results

  • Awake! A southern war song

    sheet music | Music associated with the Confederate side Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Geo. Dunn & Compy - Peticolas, C. L. - Kilcour, J. M.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1863

    Look inside: 4 results

  • Alabama gorlitza

    sheet music | Music associated with the Confederate side Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: John L. Peters - Yagle, C. F.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1864

    Look inside: 6 results