Civil War Trivia

Song of the Wilderness

Soldiers and civilians have come up with inventive ways of immortalizing battles and generals throughout the Civil War. Songs like "All Quiet Along the Potomac" or "Vacant Chair" or "Just Before the Battle, Mother". The Wilderness made an impression on the minds and hearts of those who either experienced it firsthand or heard about it.… Continue reading Song of the Wilderness

Portraits of Privates, Story of Slavery

Songs of the Civil War

Just as in our modern culture, music shaped the daily lives of those who endured the hardships of the Civil War. And I’m not talking about the classical bits that would carry over from the previous century. I mean songs written just before and during the war. There are hundreds of songs, maybe even thousands,… Continue reading Songs of the Civil War