Monday, September 22, 2008

The Battle Cry of Freedom

The music / song used at the end and beginning most of this channels recent videos is titled, Battle Cry of Freedom, written by American composer George F. Root. It was written in 1862, during the American Civil War (1861 -1865). The song was written for the Union, the north (blue uniforms), President Abraham Lincolns Army of the Potomac. The song was popular throughout the Union, and President Lincoln used it as his campaign song during his re-election campaign of 1864.

The Confederacy (the South, grey uniforms), liked the music but not the lyrics. The lyrics were changed for the South to adjust to the Southern cause.

The song is played here in its entirety as a result of numerous comments and messages received inquiring about this musi

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