Friday, July 6, 2012

John Philip Sousa's Civil War Connection

In my Cooter's History Thing Blog, I was doing an entry on John Philip Sousa and his marches and came across his experience with the civil War.

As a boy, he lived in Washington, DC, during the Civil War, and, naturally heard lots of marches being played.  His father played trombone in the Marine Band and provided music at Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

He Came By the Marches Naturally.  --Old Secesh

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