What is that music?

      Robert E. Lee once remarked that without music, there would have been no army. Certainly, music was a large part of life during the War Between the States, both in the camps and at home. Not only was it a major source of entertainment, it was also a way to give voice to feelings that words alone often could not express.

      The tune that plays at the opening of the main page of the site "The Bullet Ricocheted Through the Personal, Cultural and Political: The Civil War Diary of Alice Williamson" is a classic Southern Civil War tune called "Southern Solider Boy." The words can be found at a Southern Civil War Music site.

      Music of the War Between the States, http://www.erols.com/kfraser/music.htm (May 3, 1998)

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