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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: 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: 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: Sufjan Stevens

In honor of what would have Abraham Lincoln’s 203rd birthday yesterday we bring you an Lincoln inspired Music Monday.  While this post is Lincoln inspired it is actually Lincoln’s wife Mary Todd who is the inspiration for this Sufjan Stevens song called “A Short Reprise for Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, but for Very Good […]