Civil War Lyrics, Songs & Music

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Young volunteers like 16-year old Edwin F. Jemison pictured above inspired many songwriters by their courage and sacrifice. Jemison was killed at age 17 and was buried in his native Milledgeville, Georgia.   One inspired song writer was John Hill Hewitt (1801-1890)  Born and raised in New York City, as an adult Hewitt moved to Augusta, Georgia and later embraced the Confederacy. Too old to fight, Hewitt instead wrote many patriotic and romanticized tunes. "The Young Volunteer"Music Page…

Young volunteers like 16-year old Edwin F. Jemison pictured above inspired many songwriters by their courage and sacrifice. Jemison was killed at age 17 and was buried in his native Milledgeville, Georgia. One inspired song writer was John Hill Hewitt (1801-1890) Born and raised in New York City, as an adult Hewitt moved to Augusta, Georgia and later embraced the Confederacy. Too old to fight, Hewitt instead wrote many patriotic and romanticized tunes. "The Young Volunteer"Music Page…

"The Yellow Rose of Texas" is a traditional folk song.  Its original version became associated with the legend of how an indentured servant named Emily D. West (aka Emily Morgan) unwittingly aided Texans in winning the Battle of San Jacinto, the decisive battle in their War of Independence from Mexico.  During the Civil War the song was popular with Confederate soldiers, especially...

"The Yellow Rose of Texas" is a traditional folk song. Its original version became associated with the legend of how an indentured servant named Emily D. West (aka Emily Morgan) unwittingly aided Texans in winning the Battle of San Jacinto, the decisive battle in their War of Independence from Mexico. During the Civil War the song was popular with Confederate soldiers, especially...

The lyrics to this popular tune of African-American slave origin were written in 1846 by Silas S. Steele.  Often called the “Rose of Alabamy,” it’s an example of the many pre-war “walk-around” minstrel show songs often performed in black-face by white entertainers in Northern cities.

The lyrics to this popular tune of African-American slave origin were written in 1846 by Silas S. Steele. Often called the “Rose of Alabamy,” it’s an example of the many pre-war “walk-around” minstrel show songs often performed in black-face by white entertainers in Northern cities.

An English “sea shanty”, or shipboard working song, it chronicles the history of the most successful ship in the Confederate Navy, the C.S.S. Alabama.  The original author is unknown.

An English “sea shanty”, or shipboard working song, it chronicles the history of the most successful ship in the Confederate Navy, the C.S.S. Alabama. The original author is unknown.

Prattville Light Dragoon March - Circa 1862 * Civil War Lyrics * Civil War Music

Prattville Light Dragoon March - Circa 1862 * Civil War Lyrics * Civil War Music

Published in 1843 by Dan Emmett (the author of “Dixie”), who also claimed authorship, “Old Dan Tucker” may have evolved from a popular slaves song about a part-time minister who lived near...

Published in 1843 by Dan Emmett (the author of “Dixie”), who also claimed authorship, “Old Dan Tucker” may have evolved from a popular slaves song about a part-time minister who lived near...

First published in 1848, “Oh! Susanna” was the first big hit of Stephen Collins Foster’s illustrious career.  The song became an anthem of the California Gold Rush in 1849, and remained popular throughout the Civil War.  Known today as...

First published in 1848, “Oh! Susanna” was the first big hit of Stephen Collins Foster’s illustrious career. The song became an anthem of the California Gold Rush in 1849, and remained popular throughout the Civil War. Known today as...

Worshipers move in a circle while shuffling or stomping their feet and clapping their hands.  Performances often occurred at night, continuing for...

Worshipers move in a circle while shuffling or stomping their feet and clapping their hands. Performances often occurred at night, continuing for...

A “ring shout” is an enthusiastic religious ritual once performed by slaves living along the Georgia and South Carolina coast.

A “ring shout” is an enthusiastic religious ritual once performed by slaves living along the Georgia and South Carolina coast.

Marching Through Georgia by Harry Clay Work * Civil War Lyrics * Civil War Music

Marching Through Georgia by Harry Clay Work * Civil War Lyrics * Civil War Music

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