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The Civil War was a singing war. Sentimental songs were popular with both armies but the Union had the better marching songs. In fact, a Southern major who listened to a northern officer sing some after the war admitted, "Gentleman, if we'd had your songs, we'd have licked you out of your boots."

Band of the 8th New York State Militia

Band of the 8th New York State Militia, Arlington, Va., June, 1861
Group portrait of 16 men and boys posed with musical instruments.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1861 June [printed later]
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-B8184-4545


Band of 10th Veteran Reserve Corps

Band of 10th Veteran Reserve Corps, Washington, D.C., April, 1865
Group portrait of 15 uniformed band members holding instruments, with two drums in foreground.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1865 Apr. [printed later]
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-B8184-7865


Band group seated behind their instruments

Band group seated behind their instruments
CREATED/PUBLISHED: photographed between 1861 and 1865, printed later

U.S. Army band standing on steps

U.S. Army band standing on steps
CREATED/PUBLISHED: photographed between 1861 and 1865, printed later

Band of 1st Connecticut heavy artillery

Band of 1st Connecticut heavy artillery on James River, Va.
Group portrait of 12 men in semicircle in distance; most are holding musical instruments.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: photographed between 1861 and 1865, printed later
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-41498


Brandy Station, Va. Band of the 114th Pennsylvania

Brandy Station, Va. Band of the 114th Pennsylvania Infantry (Zouaves)
Photograph from the main eastern theater of war, winter quarters at Brandy Station, December 1863-April 1864.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1864 April.
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-B8171-7611


Arlington, Va. Band of 107th U.S. Colored

Arlington, Va. Band of 107th U.S. Colored Infantry at Fort Corcoran
Photograph of Washington, 1862-1865, view of the defenses of Washington. Shows group of twenty African American soldiers with musical instruments.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1865 November.
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-B8171-7861


General Grant's cavalry escort

General Grant's cavalry escort, City Point, Va., March, 1865
Group portrait with 5 buglers at left.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1865 Mar. [printed later]
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-B8184-7445


Band of 9th Veteran Reserve Corps

Band of 9th Veteran Reserve Corps, Washington, D.C., April, 1865
Group portrait of 17 uniformed men posed in a semicircle and holding instruments, with two drums in foreground.
1865 Apr. [printed later]
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-B8184-7807


Mount Saint Mary's College

Mount Saint Mary's College, Emmettsburg, Md., July 1863
Large group of people posed in front of building, on steps and on balcony.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: photographed 1863 July, printed later
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-92239


Fort Monroe, Va. The post band

Fort Monroe, Va. The post band
Photograph of the Federal Navy, and seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy, specifically of Fort Monroe, Va.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: [1864]
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-B8171-7421


Washington, D.C. Group of ambulances

Washington, D.C. Group of ambulances followed by band and infantry units on Pennsylvania Avenue near the Treasury
Photograph of Washington, 1862-1865, the grand review of the Army, May, 1865.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1865 May.
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-B8171-3322


Drum Corps of 61st New York Infantry

Drum Corps of 61st New York Infantry, Falmouth, Va., April, 1863
Group portrait of 14 boys posed with drums.
1863 Apr. [printed later]
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-B8171-7520


Washington, D.C. Drum Corps of 10th Veteran

Washington, D.C. Drum Corps of 10th Veteran Reserve Corps at leisure
Photograph of Washington, 1862-1865, view of the defenses of Washington.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1865 June.
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-B8171-7688


Bealeton, Va. Drum corps, 93d New York Infantry

Bealeton, Va. Drum corps, 93d New York Infantry
Photograph from the main eastern theater of war, Meade in Virginia, August-November 1863.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1863 August.
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-B8171-7514


Drum corps, 8th New York State Militia

Drum corps, 8th New York State Militia, Arlington, Va., June, 1861
Group portrait of 18 men and boys, many seated on drums.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1861 June [printed later]
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-B8184-4540


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