The poems and songs of the civil war era are gripping and powerful from the secession of south carolina and the opening battle at fort sumter to lees surrender at appomattox and lincolns assassination this wealth of literature records a remarkable period in american history from an urgent contemporary perspective. Look to the poems and songs written during and after the war images from the library of congresss selected civil war photographs frequently asked questions. Looking at the popular songs and poetry gives me a more robust flavor of the civil war era and helps me understand the mindsets of my characters better music was so much a part of life then just as it is today that some of the lyrics made their way into my novel wedded to war and they will appear in the rest of the series as well. Civil war songs during the civil war one of the favorite pastimes for soldiers was singing many songs were composed during the war many were inspirational marching tunes meant to keep the soldiers morale high other songs were sad sentimental songs that were sung while thinking of home. Poems and songs of the civil war on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers
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