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Songs & Sounds Related To The American Civil War

Civil War Music in the 20th Century
This section contains popular songs of the Civil War as recorded in the early 1900s (some of which were intended to evoke patriotism on the eve of America's entrance into World War I in 1917).
Historical Recordings
Includes several recordings made by Civil War veterans and eyewitnesses at the 50th (1913) and 75th (1938) anniversaries of the Battle of Gettysburg.
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The War as History: Songs Written from 1898-1917
In the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, Tin Pan Alley turned out a number of songs with themes that reflected the passage of time since the end of the Civil War in 1865. Following on the heels of the successful war with Spain in 1898, many of these songs stressed unity and patriotism, while others observed that the veterans of the Civil War were rapidly passing into history.
Old-Time Radio
The Civil War in Old-Time Radio shows from the 1940s.
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Last modified July 11, 2012