Soldier Song

Soldier Song

A True Story of the Civil War

Book - 2017
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"Amid the fearsome battles of the Civil War, both Union and Confederate soldiers were urged onward by song. There were songs to wake them up and songs to call them to bed, songs to ready them for battle and to signal their retreat, songs to tell them that their side was right, and the other wrong... And there was one song that reminded them all of what they hoped to return to after the war. Defeated in the battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, the Union soldiers retreated across the river. There, a new battle emerged as both armies volleyed competing songs back and forth. With the Christmas season upon them, however, Federals and Confederates longed for the same thing. As the notes of "Home, Sweet Home" rose up from both sides, they found common ground for one night." --
Publisher: Los Angeles ;, New York :, Disney Hyperion,, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781484725986
1484725980
Branch Call Number: J 973.7 LE
Characteristics: 1 volume.
Additional Contributors: Ford, Gilbert - Illustrator

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Apr 16, 2018

Wonderful history about music and the Civil War. Would love to integrate this into a class at school!

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