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Civil War Music In The 20th Century
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The Civil War took place about 30 years before the invention of devices to record sound. During the interlude, many songs that were popular during the war remained so a full generation later. With the inventions of cylinders and discs, many of them were recorded for the first time. This section contains popular songs of the Civil War as recorded in the early 1900s (some of which were intended to instill patriotism on the eve of America's entrance into World War I in 1917).
"Battle Hymn of The Republic", by George Alexander
sound "Battle Hymn of The Republic" by George Alexander (1905)
"Battle Hymn of the Republic" by Vocal Quartet (c. 1906)
sound "Battle Hymn of the Republic" by Vocal Quartet (c. 1906)
"Battle Hymn of the Republic" by Columbia Mixed Quartet (1912)
sound "Battle Hymn of the Republic" by Columbia Mixed Quartet (1912)
"Battle Hymn of The Republic", by Vocal Quartet
sound "Battle Hymn of The Republic" by Vocal Quartet (1912)
"Battle Hymn of The Republic", by Thomas Chalmers
sound "Battle Hymn of The Republic" by Thomas Chalmers (1917)
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sound "Battle Hymn of The Republic" by Reinald Werrenrath (c.1917)
"Dixie Land" by The Peerless Quartet (1915)
sound "Dixie Land" by The Peerless Quartet (1915)
"Dixie" by Harlan & Stanley
sound "Dixie" by Harlan & Stanley (1909)
"John Brown's Body" by J.W. Myers
sound "John Brown's Body" by J.W. Myers (1903)
"Just Before The Battle, Mother" by John Young
sound "Just Before The Battle, Mother" by John Young (1911)
"Just Before The Battle, Mother" by Tenor and Chorus
sound "Just Before The Battle, Mother" by Tenor and Chorus (1918)
"Just Before The Battle, Mother" by Jim Doherty
sound "Just Before The Battle, Mother" by Jim Doherty (1922)
"Marching Through Georgia" by Harlan and Stanley
sound "Marching Through Georgia" by Harlan and Stanley (1904)
"Maryland, My Maryland" by Tandy MacKenzie
sound "Maryland, My Maryland" by Tandy MacKenzie (c.1917)
"Maryland My Maryland" by Herbert Stuart
sound "Maryland My Maryland" by Herbert Stuart (1915)
"My Maryland March" by The Victor Drum Fife and Bugle Corps
sound "My Maryland March" by The Victor Drum Fife and Bugle Corps (1907)
"Tramp, Tramp, Tramp" by Harlan and Stanley
sound "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp" by Harlan and Stanley (1907)
"Tramp, Tramp, Tramp" by John Young
sound "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp" by John Young (1911)
"The Vacant Chair" by Hayden Quartet
sound "The Vacant Chair" by Hayden Quartet (1909)
"Vacant Chair" by J.W. Myers
sound "Vacant Chair" by J.W. Myers (1911)
"The Vacant Chair" by Lyric Quartet
sound "The Vacant Chair" by Lyric Quartet (1911)
"The Vacant Chair" by McKee Trio (1916)
sound "The Vacant Chair" by McKee Trio (1916)
"When Johnny Comes Marching Home" by John Young
sound "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" by John Young (1911)
"When Johnny Comes Marching Home" by Columbia Quartet
sound "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" by Columbia Quartet (1919)
"War Songs" medley by Victor Male Chorus
sound "War Songs" medley by Victor Male Chorus (1908)
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Last modified July 11, 2012