The Library of Congress > National Jukebox > Playlists of Recordings > Civil War Music


  • Playlist Creator: Library of Congress
  • Date Playlist Created: 09/30/2011
  • This collection of twelve performances evokes the years 1861 through 1865 through themes heard during the War Between the States. Included are melodramatic ballads such as "The vacant chair," stirring anthems such as "Tramp, tramp, tramp," a recitation by Len Spencer of Lincoln's address at Gettysburg, and the two opposing anthems "Battle hymn of the Republic" and "Dixie."
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