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  • Article
    Peace Songs of the Civil War Until the twentieth century, peace songs and other expressions of pacifisim during wartime or during a period leading up to a war were extremely unusual. There were songs that protested particular incidents during a war. An example is the ballad "James Bird," which expressed horror of what the public thought to be an overly hasty military execution of a decorated seaman for desertion during...
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    Historic Events in the Civil War: Fort Sumter Article. At 4:30 a.m. on April 12, 1861, the Confederate Army began shelling the garrison of Union soldiers who had steadfastly refused to abandon Fort Sumter in South Carolina. Just over an hour later, Union guns responded. Little did the residents of nearby Charleston know that the gunfire that had awakened them was but a harbinger of the conflagration that would ravage the nation...
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    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

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    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

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    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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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    Union war quick-step sheet music | Music associated with the Union side Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: J. E. Gould - Salem, R. Z.
    • Date: 1863

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  • Notated Music
    Union war galop sheet music | Music associated with the Union side Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: S. Brainard & Co. - Dressler, William
    • Date: 1861

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Notated Music
    The War fever galop characteristique sheet music | Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: S. T. Gordon - Lavallee, Calixa
    • Date: 1861

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  • 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
  • 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

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  • 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

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    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

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  • 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
    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

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    When the war is over, Mary sheet music | Music associated with the Union side Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Wm. A. Pond & Co. - Thomas, J. R. - Cooper, George
    • Date: 1864

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