Ballads of the North and South in the Civil War

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Down through hundreds of years of history, legends, events, traditions, stories, romantic tales, heroic actions in battles, beliefs, and pathetic happenings have been passed down to future generations through poems adapted for singing. This tradition of handing down these legends, beliefs and stories in this manner accelerated in many countries during tragic and momentous periods of upheaval and turmoil. This was especially true during the North-South conflict of 1861-1865 in the War Between the States. This work...
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Overview

Down through hundreds of years of history, legends, events, traditions, stories, romantic tales, heroic actions in battles, beliefs, and pathetic happenings have been passed down to future generations through poems adapted for singing. This tradition of handing down these legends, beliefs and stories in this manner accelerated in many countries during tragic and momentous periods of upheaval and turmoil. This was especially true during the North-South conflict of 1861-1865 in the War Between the States. This work consists of an extensively researched compilation of many ballads which reflect the people's feelings, wartime patriotism, fears, sorrow, suffering, sentimentalism, and weariness of war during the most tumultuous period in American history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572490024
  • Publisher: White Mane Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/1996
  • Series: Civil War Heritage Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Ch. I Ballads of the North
God Save Our Nation 3
Flag of the Constellation 4
War Song 5
He Sleeps Where He Fell 6
The Red Stain on the Leaves 7
Following the Drum 7
The Dying Soldier 8
Northmen, Come Out! 10
Our Country is Calling 11
The Soldier's Mother 12
The Dead Drummer-Boy 13
The Soldier's "Good Bye" 14
The Volunteers' Wife to Her Husband 16
Kiss Me, Mother, and Let Me Go 18
A Mother's Answer "I Have Kissed Him and Let Him Go" 19
The Soldier's Dream of Home 20
The Response 21
Gone to the War 23
Gently! Gently! 23
March Along 24
"The Last Broadside" 25
The Patriot Girl to Her Lover 26
The Fallen Soldier 27
Roll Call 28
The Union-Right or Wrong 29
"News from the War" 30
Song of the Soldiers 32
Our Union and Our Flag 33
The Two Furrows 35
Shall Freedom Droop and Die! 36
The Picket Guard 37
To the Men of the North and West 38
Across the Lines 39
The Captain's Wife 41
Move on the Columns 42
The Soldier's Sweetheart 44
Carte De Visite 46
The Battle Summer 47
A Rainy Day in Camp 48
The Cavalry Charge 51
Lyon 53
March! 54
On Guard 56
Coming Home 57
After All 58
Ch. II Ballads of the South
Southern Song of Freedom 62
What the South Winds Say 63
The Battle of Bethel Church: June 10, 1861 65
God Save the South 66
The South in Arms 67
Call All! Call All! 68
Southern Song 69
The Martyr of Alexandra 69
Dixie 71
True to his Name 72
Southern War-Cry: "Scots, wha hae," 73
The Star of the West 74
To the Tories of Virginia 75
War Song 76
Fort Sumter 78
Rebels 79
There's Nothing Going Wrong 80
Maryland 81
A Cry to Arms 83
Battle Ode to Virginia 84
Flight of Doodles 85
Confederate Song 87
Sweethearts and the War 88
We Come! We Come! 89
Song of the Southern Soldier 90
War Song 92
The Despots Song 93
The Southern's War-Song 94
Justice is Our Panoply 95
Lincoln's Inagural Address: A "Southern Righs" Man 96
The Call of Freedom 97
Manassas: A Rebel 98
Southern Song: "Wait for the Wagon" 101
Yankee Vandals 102
The Soldier Boy 104
A Southern Gathering Song 105
Another Yankee Doodle 106
The Stars and Bars 108
Our Braves in Virginia 110
The Song of the Exile 111
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