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    Tenting Tonight Civil War Music Video


    by robchildassoc

    In the shadow of the Cemetery Hill Gatehouse at Gettysburg a Union soldier reflects in song on the events of July 1, 1863 in the Civil War standard written that same year by Walter Kittredge, Tenting Tonight on the Old Campground. The touching and plaintive words, so perfectly matched to the music, were favorites of both soldiers and civilians at the time. No program of war songs was complete without a quartet rendition of the song. Every local reunion and meeting of the Grand Army of the Republic and all its national conventions featured the song, which might appropriately be termed one of the most affecting of the Civil War period. Singer – Charlie Zahm, Director – Rob Child