Band Music from the Civil War Era displays examples of a brilliant style of brass band music that flourished in the 1850s in the United States and remained popular through the nineteenth century. Bands of this kind served in the armies of both the North and the South during the Civil War.
These online exhibits provide context and additional information about this collection.
- The American Brass Band Movement: A Historical Overview
- A Concert for Brass Band, Voice and Piano
- Photo Gallery
- About the Instruments
These historical era(s) are best represented in the collection, although they may not be all-encompassing.
- Expansion and Reform, 1801-1861
- The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877
- Development of the Industrial United States, 1876-1915
Related Collections and Exhibits
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- African-American Sheet Music, 1850-1920
- An American Time Capsule
- Civil War Maps
- Civil War Photographs
- Music for the Nation
- Nineteenth-Century Song Sheets
- The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana
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