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The Civil War as History: Songs Written From 1898-1917
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In the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, Tin Pan Alley turned out a number of songs with themes that reflected the passage of time since the end of the Civil War in 1865. Following on the heels of the successful war with Spain in 1898, many of these songs stressed unity and patriotism, while others observed that the veterans of the Civil War were rapidly passing into history.
"The Boys In Blue Are Turning Gray", (1895)
Sheet Music: "The Boys In Blue Are Turning Gray" (1895)
"The Boys Who Wear The Blue are Turning Gray" (1898)
Sheet Music: "The Boys Who Wear The Blue are Turning Gray" (1898)
The Blue And The Gray (or, a Mother's Gift to her Country)" (1900)
Sheet Music: "The Blue And The Gray (or, a Mother's Gift to her Country)" (1900)
"The Blue And The Gray" by Mixed Chorus
sound "The Blue And The Gray" by Mixed Chorus (1920)
"Down Where The Swanee River Flows" Sheet Music (1903)
Sheet Music: "Down Where The Swanee River Flows" Sheet Music (1903)
"Down Where The Swanee River Flows" by
sound "Down Where The Swanee River Flows" by
Byron G. Harlan (1903)

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sound "Down Where The Swanee River Flows" by Haydn Quartet (1904)
"Down Where The Swanee River Flows" by George Wilton Ballard (1916)
sound "Down Where The Swanee River Flows" by George Wilton Ballard (1916)
Battle of Manassas
sound "The Battle of Manassas" by Edison Military Band
"Lincoln Centennial" (March) (1909)
Sheet Music: "Lincoln Centennial" Grand March (1909)
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sound "Sleep Noble Hearts" by Lyric Quartet (1912)
"I Love The Whole United States" (1913)
Sheet Music: "I Love The Whole United States" (1913)
"Battle of Gettysburg" by Conway's Band (1917)
sound "Battle of Gettysburg" by Conway's Band (1917)
   
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Last modified July 11, 2012