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Document Type

Exhibit

Publication Date

2011

Abstract

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.

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