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Washington, D.C. Drum Corps of 10th Veteran Reserve Corps at leisure.

[Detail] Drum Corps of 10th Veteran Reserve Corps


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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.

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  • Expansion and Reform, 1801-1861
  • The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877
  • Development of the Industrial United States, 1876-1915

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