Eyewitness to the Civil War [Album]

Michael Russo Uncategorized

Released 1969

Read by Ed Begley


Side One | Listen

  1. From Paumanok Starting I Fly Like a Bird
  2. Opening of the Secession War
  3. Eighteen Sixty-One
  4. Year That Trembled and Reel’d Beneath Me
  5. Contemptuous Feeling
  6. Beat! Beat! Drums!
  7. Battle of Bull Run, July, 1861
  8. Long, Too Long America
  9. An Army Corps on the March
  10. The Stupor Passes—Something Else Begins
  11. Sources of Character—Results—1860
  12. Bivouac on a Mountain Side
  13. After First Fredericksburg
  14. Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night

Side Two | Listen

  1. Back to Washington
  2. Hospital Scenes and Persons
  3. Not Youth Pertains to Me
  4. The White House by Moonlight
  5. A Night Battle, Over a Week Since
  6. A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim
  7. Ambulance Processions
  8. O Tan-Faced Prairie-Boy
  9. Bad Wounds—The Young
  10. Cavalry Crossing a Ford
  11. A Cavalry Camp
  12. By the Bivouac’s Fitful Flame

Side Three | Listen

  1. Abraham Lincoln
  2. A Silent Night Ramble
  3. Summer of 1864
  4. A March in the Ranks Hard-Prest, and The Road Unknown
  5. Hospital Scenes-Incidents
  6. The Inauguration
  7. A Yankee Antique
  8. Wounds and Diseases
  9. Death of President Lincoln
  10. Hush’d Be the Camps To-Day
  11. O Captain! My Captain

Side Four | Listen

  1. When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d
  2. This Dust Was Once the Man
  3. Sherman’s Army’s Jubilation—Its Sudden Stoppage
  4. Ethiopia Saluting the Colors
  5. Two Brothers, One South, One North
  6. Three Years Summ’d Up
  7. Race of Veterans
  8. World Take Good Notice
  9. Lo, Victress on the Peaks
  10. The Million Dead, Too, Summ’d Up
  11. The Real War Will Never Get in the Books
  12. Old War-Dreams

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