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Civil War arts and music

Civil War arts and music

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  • 1. The Arts of the Civil War By Gabriella, Jill, Liz, and Chrissy
  • 2. Photography
    • The main focus of the arts in the civil war was photography.
    • A popular photographer at the time was Matthew Brady.
    • Brady took pictures of battlefields, camps, soldiers, and war generals.
    • Lots of his photographs were in newspapers.
  • 3. Alexander Gardner
    • Alexander Gardner was another famous photographer in the Civil War.
    • Gardner worked frequently with Matthew Brady.
    • He photographed the Army of the Potomac, The Battle of Culpepper, and the Second Battle of Bull Run.
    • In 1863, Gardner published The Catalogue of Photographic Incidents of the Civil War, which contained all of the photographs he had taken.
  • 4. Union Music
    • Union soldiers preferred to listen and sing to patriotic and sentimental songs.
    • Favorite songs among the soldiers included The Battle Cry of Freedom, John Brown’s Body, Just Before the Battle Mother, The Vacant Chair, and Dixie’s Land.
  • 5. Confederate Music
    • Confederate soldiers enjoyed listening and singing to patriotic and romantic music .
    • Favorite songs among the soldiers included : Bonnie Blue Flag, Maryland My Maryland, The Battle Cry of Freedom, and Lorena.
  • 6. Literature
    • Books and newspapers had a strong impact on the lives of people during the Civil War.
    • For example, Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, revealed how horribly slaves were treated by their masters. The book turned many people against slavery.
  • 7. Harper’s Weekly
    • Harper’s Weekly was a very popular and powerful newspaper during the Civil War.
    • The newspaper contained articles about recent battles, deaths of soldiers, and many pictures of battlefields and soldiers.
    • The newspaper kept many people up to date with the war.

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