Stephen Foster wrote many songs that were to appeal to the Union soldiers, one of them including “That’s What’s the Matter” (1862). He mainly wrote it for a famous singer named Dan Bryant. Stephen hoped that Dan’s success with the song would help with another song he wrote for Dan Byrant.
On July 24, 1862, “The Battle Cry of Freedom” was first made in Chicago. This song had a major inspirational effect on the Union. It was written about in diaries and newspapers. The Confederates did not like this song at all though. Robert E. Lee had stated that he would not have had an army without the creation of music.
Marching Through Georgia" (1865) was created by Henry Clay Work, one of the most talented composers of the age. One of the most popular Civil War songs was “Marching Through Georgia” and it was very popular for many decades after the Civil War, as it reminded the North of its wonderous victory. However, not many Southerners liked this song, as it seemed to often remind them of the obsurd destruction that General Sherman's forces had on Georgia during the devastating march, that lasted a month, ending in 1864.