Friday, April 24, 2020

Bonnie Blue

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Adrienne said...

I love that song!

LL said...

When the Lee's Confederate Army marched through Maryland on the way to Sharpsburg (Antietam), they carried the Bonny Blue Flag and sang that song. Then Lee stopped them and told his troops to sing, "Maryland, My Maryland".

It was a horrible battle and I don't think that they sang much going back south. Such is the nature of war. But it's a great song from the War of Northern Aggression.

Jim said...

Thanks for posting that. I love the music of that era when it's played on period instruments. Here's another.

This one was popular in the post war period.

LSP said...

Adrienne, right on, eh?

LSP said...

LL, great and awful tragedy with it.


Except maybe California and New York which have to be quarantined.

LSP said...

And LL, curious to see those Maryland graveyards with Confederate/Union graves in pretty equal measure. Coming from England I hadn't known that. Then I did.

What a disaster.