*Please Note: No attempt has been made to pass these songs off as "authentic" or "period music". They are a collection of songs I wrote and recorded to help recall the events of the Battle of Gettysburg. While I hope the listener will find them entertaining, there is also an educational purpose as well.
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Three Days in July - This
first song sets the scene for the battle.
On the Road to Gettysburg - Day one
of the battle. The Union cavalry stumbles upon the Rebel army, who are
only trying to steal some boots for the shoe-less soldiers.
To Gettysburg - Written
from the point of view of the towns people, this song describes what
must have been a horrible landscape to behold.
Trust in God (And Fear Nothing)- During
the battle, two good friends were looking forward to becoming
reacquainted. The trouble is, Hancock was for the Union, and his old
pal Armistead was a Rebel. Only one of them made it.
Devil's Den - Devil's
Den was was the sight of some of the bloodiest action of the second day
of the battle.
Little Round Top - The great
bayonnet charge led by Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain brought the 20th
Maine to greatness.
The Wounded Soldier - I put a
tune to a poem found clutched in a dying soldier's hand.
The Gettysburg Maid - Jennie
Wade was the only civilian killed during the Battle of Gettysburg.
Pickett's Charge - A valiant
but futile Rebel charge that brought and end - and a Union victory - to
Abraham Lincoln Rode Into
Gettysburg - This last song is
inspired by one of the greatest speeches of all time.
All songs copyrighted by Jim Nelson, 2004.
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