Civil War Music

SaIya and Paul

Music is the soul of Mars.... Band concerts were popular forms of entertainment and pianos

graced the parlors of many homes.Music passed the times; it entertainment and comforted; it brought back memories of home and family; it strengthened the bonds between comrades and helped to forge new ones. And, in the case of the Confederacy, it helped create the sense of national identity and unity so necessary to a fledgling nation.

Songs

Battle Cry of Freedom''May God Save the Union The Battle Hymn of the Republic '', and the South's Dixie '' '' God Save the South,'' '' God Will Defend the Right,'' and''The Rebel Soldier''