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Bristol folk musician resurrects long-forgotten Civil War songs

Concerning Civil War-era music, familiarity breeds memory. Civil War buffs can sing “Dixie,” “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” and “We’ll Rally Round the Flag” with ease because such tunes are part of Civil War lore. But few people — even renowned historians — know the tunes and words of “Fort Washington” or “The Cumberland’s […]