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The Legacy of Memory

Hello once more, readers, and welcome to the Connections blog! Sadly, today marks my last blog posting on the theme of Civil War Memory. I shall still issue the occasional Music Monday post in the future, and perhaps a post or two in December as time permits, but I’m afraid the (somewhat) regular weekly postings […]

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 […]

Music Monday: Bishop Allen

On the 150th anniversary on the launching of the USS Monitor it is only right that this Music Monday will be dedicated to an indie rock band named Bishop Allen.  Just like the famous ironclad, Bishop Allen is from Brooklyn, New York, a fact that is not missed by the band.  In their 2007 The […]

Music Mondays: Titus Andronicus

The Civil War may seem to some like something that only exists in history textbooks or at old battlefields, but inspirations from the Civil War may appear in more places than one would expect.  This new feature, Music Mondays, will explore how the Civil War is still influencing music made 150 years later. A punk […]

Intern Intro

Hello, loyal blog readers!  My name is Mitch Davis and I am a senior history major at Christopher Newport University. I am a new intern at The Mariners’ Museum and will be contributing to the blog.  Here is a little bit about me: I enjoy hiking, kayaking, canoeing, playing basketball, reading, and listening to music.  […]