Monday, March 12, 2007

Musical Bombardment by the Yankees

From the Civil War diary of Betty Herndon Maury, entry dated April 20, 1862:

I heard the Yankees this evening with their full brass band playing 'Yankee Doodle' and 'the star spangled banner'. I could not realize that they were enemies and invaders. The old tunes brought back recollections of the old love for them. It was a sad and painful feeling.

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