Category Archives: Civil War Music

Gettysburg: What’s in Store for the 150th? – Update

The following is a freshly updated list of special events and programs at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site.  This includes many commemorative programs and events for the 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg and President Lincoln’s … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Music Muster

     How important was music during the Civil War? Fife music was popular because the shrill tone of the fife could be heard well above the rumbling of cannon and the other noises on the battlefield. Buglers were crucial on … Continue reading

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Anniversary Programs Take Shape For 2013

Many exciting events and programs are being planned to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address in 2013.  This is an early look at the current slate of Gettysburg National Military Park events.  … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Music Muster

How important was music during the Civil War? Drumbeats originally served two purposes: to tell soldiers what to do, and to keep them in step. Drum calls issued commands to soldiers, while other drumbeats with fife accompaniments helped soldiers march. … Continue reading

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