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    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 ...

  • Book

    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.

  • Article

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

    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.

  • Notated Music

    War song

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

    • Contributor: Keller, Mathias - Story, W. W.
    • Date: 1861

    Look inside: 4 results

  • Notated Music

    War hymn

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

    • Contributor: E. Moore - Moore, E. - Tilton, Theodore
    • Date: 1863
  • Notated Music

    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.
    • Date: 1861

    Look inside: 5 results

  • Notated Music

    Union war song

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

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

    Home from the war

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

    • Contributor: J. Henry Whittemore - Turner, J. W.
    • Date: 1865

    Look inside: 6 results

  • Notated Music

    The Prisoner of war

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

    • Contributor: S. T. Gordon - Russell, Geo. A.
    • Date: 1864

    Look inside: 5 results

  • Notated Music

    The Chelsea war widow

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

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

    Look inside: 4 results

  • Notated Music

    Union war quick-step

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

    • Contributor: J. E. Gould - Salem, R. Z.
    • Date: 1863

    Look inside: 5 results

  • Notated Music

    Union war galop

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

    • Contributor: S. Brainard & Co. - Dressler, William
    • Date: 1861

    Look inside: 8 results

  • Notated Music

    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
    • Date: 1861

    Look inside: 7 results

  • Notated Music

    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
    • Date: 1861

    Look inside: 7 results

  • Film, Video

    The iron Merrimac [illustrated]

    motion picture | 1 video ; 3 min. | Audio track taken from AFS 8181 A1 (General). Photographs from Library of Congress online resources. (General). Photos used: Battle between the Monitor and Merrimac--fought March 9th 1862 at Hampton Roads, near Norfolk, Va. (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pga.01840) -- Desperate encounter between the Ericsson battery "Monitor" 2 guns, and the "Merrimac" 12 guns (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pga.04145) -- Terrific combat between the ...

    • Contributor: Hand, Judge Learned - Langenegger, John - Semmig, Arthur
  • Film, Video

    Booth killed Lincoln [illustrated]

    motion picture | 1 video ; 2 min. | Audio track taken from AFS 9512 B1 (General). Photographs and drawings from Library of Congress online resources. (General). Photos Used: [Miss Margot Mayo and Miss Deska of American Square Dance Group of New York City and Bascom Lamar Lunsford (center), director of the Mountain Music Festival, Asheville, North Carolina] (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsc.00452 ) -- John Wilkes Booth ...

    • Contributor: Lunsford, Bascom Lamar - Emrich, Duncan
  • Notated Music

    Out in this terrible war

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

    • Contributor: H. T. Merrill & Co. - Merrill, H. T. - Janvrin, Mary W.
    • Date: 1863

    Look inside: 6 results

  • Notated Music

    The Return of the old flag, sailing up the Tennessee

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

    • Date: 1862

    Look inside: 3 results

  • Notated Music

    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.
    • Date: 1863

    Look inside: 4 results

  • Notated Music

    On the shores of Tennessee

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

    • Contributor: Lee & Walker - P., E.
    • Date: 1862

    Look inside: 6 results

  • Notated Music

    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
    • Date: 1862

    Look inside: 6 results

  • Notated Music

    The War fever galop characteristique

    sheet music | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: S. T. Gordon - Lavallee, Calixa
    • Date: 1861

    Look inside: 8 results

  • Audio Recording

    Memories of the War : 1861-1863

    Popular Music. sound recording | 1 12" disc recording. | Duration: 04:01 | Instrumental (Category). Band (Description). This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading is not permitted. The authorization of rights holders of the recording is required in order to ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Patrick Conway - George F. Root - P. S. Gilmore - Henry Clay Work - L. P. Laurendeau - Conway's Band
    • Date: 1915-09-21
  • Notated Music

    Cheer, boys, cheer or Morgan's war song

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

    • Date: 1861
  • Notated Music

    The Trumpet of war now is calling

    sheet music | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Sheppard & Cottier - Sirret, Emile G. - McWade, Robert
    • Date: 1863

    Look inside: 6 results