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Category Archives: Music Monday

The Battle Cry of Freedom!

One of the most famous Civil War songs is The Battle Cry of Freedom, sung by the Union side during the Civil War. Composed in early summer of 1862, this song quickly became the most popular song to sing for the Union soldiers and was used (along with Lincoln and Liberty) as a reelection song […]

Goober Peas!

Howdy folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today for Music Monday, I have a song from the Confederate units in the Civil War. As some of you may recall from an earlier blog post, food was pretty bland and often inadequate during the Civil War. Confederate soldiers especially suffered poor rations, and […]

Music Monday – Lincoln and Liberty!

Well hey there, readers, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! If memory serves, this blog used to feature a “Music Monday” segment about Civil War-related music. Well, I couldn’t help but notice how sparse the blog’s been lookin’ lately, and I’ve decided to bring Music Monday on back! I’m afraid I can’t promise […]

Music Monday: Civil War Rap

I have a confession to make to the blogosphere  ever since I started writing Music Mondays I’ve wanted to do a post about my favorite music genre, rap. Unfortunately there aren’t any “real” rap songs  about the Civil War, or not any I could find. Fortunately in this world if you are looking for anything […]

Music Monday: Steve Earle and the Del McCoury Band

The song “Dixieland” by Steve Earle and the Del McCoury Band tells the story of a man who immigrated from Europe to America and then fought for the Union in the Civil War.  This folk sounding tune is accompanied with banjo in the background which goes perfect with a song about “goin’ down to Dixieland.”  […]

Music Monday: Marah

There is no doubt about the historical nature of this Music Monday song. “John Brown’s Body” by Marah was included of the three disc compilation Song of America. Marah is a modern rock band that hails from Philly but relocated to New York City. The song “John Brown’s Body” is shockingly about John Brown the […]

Music Monday: The Band

This Music Monday comes from a famous rock band.  The song’s name is “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” and the band’s name is The Band.  The Band is a rock group that was most popular during the late 1960s and early 1970s, and they are originally from Canada so it might be surprising […]

Music Monday: The Decemberists

This Music Monday’s song comes from a 2006 album called The Crane Wife by the Portland band The Decemberists. The album was picked by National Public Radio as the album of the year in 2006.  The Decemeberists could be considered a folk and/or indie rock band, and in the Civil War themed track “Yankee Bayonet” […]

Music Monday: Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

Seeing Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers as this week’s Music Monday artist is probably not much of a shocker to people since the band is an American classic in rock n roll it is no big surprise that one of their songs is partially about the Civil War.   Most people that are familiar  with the […]

Music Monday: Tim Eriksen

First off I have to apologize for my brief hiatus from the blog and missing last Music Monday.  That being said I have a gem of a song that’s a perfect conclusion to the 150th anniversary weekend of the Battle of Hampton Roads. The song is entitled “The Cumberland and The Merrimac” and it comes […]