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Music was such a central part of the U.S. Civil War, the war is sometimes referred to as the “singing war.” Learn about the integral role of music in the Exhibit Designer Beverly Cruse, photographer, Booth Library North’s decision to ﬁght for emancipation, how music was used to deceive the enemy (on both sides), and other anecdotes related to music and musicians of this era. Audio excerpts from a selection of tunes mentioned in this display will be available for sampling.
Duffin, Kirstin, "The Singing War: Music and Musicians during the U.S. Civil War" (2011). 2011 - Remembering America's Civil War: A 150 Year Retrospective. Paper 9.