Monday, April 7, 2008

Field Musicians during the Civil War

During the Civil War there was a distinction between the band musicians that is discussed at length om this blog, and the fifes, buglers, and drummers that comprised the field musicians. While the bands of the Civil War were use for entertainment purposes, the field musicians had a much more practical purpose, as a way of communication during the actual battles. Here is a link to a video of pictures of field musicians from the war set to music. Enjoy!

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