Music was everywhere during the Civil War. Tunes, including this song with Confederate lyrics, rang out from parlor pianos and political rallies and set the rhythms of military and domestic life.
Join us on Wednesday July 18 at noon as Christian McWhirter discusses his book Battle Hymns and the ways music influenced popular culture during the war. A book signing will follow the program. (Details here.)
Image: Sheet music for the song “Battle-Cry of Freedom with Confederate Lyrics,” ca. 1864.