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1. "All Quiet Along the Potomac"
"The Picket-Guard" was published in Harper’s Weekly in 1861 which was a poem written by Ethel Lynn Beers. The poem is about a guard who is shot in the dark by a rifleman. The poem was turned into a song which is called, “All Quiet Along the Potomac". It tells the story about the marching or soldiers and their deaths. It represents the tragedy of the war and it also made men oblivious to the death of the war.

2. "
Maryland, My Maryland"
The song, "Maryland, My Maryland was first a poem that attempted to reassure the Southerners. It gave them hope for wether or not Maryland would secede. Even though there were politically wrong phrases, it referred Northerners as "scum" and became a very popular song in the South. The importance of the song raised good morals.

3. "The Bonnie Blue Flag”
Harry Macarthy created the song, “The Bonnie Blue Flag”, based off of the Mississippi secession convention in January 1861. The song was written to a traditional Irish tune. Harry changed some of the lyrics which is what made the song famous. The new verse was, “Fighting for our liberty with treasure, blood, and toil." These lyrics encouraged the South to not only defend their belongings; such as slaves and political rights, but to also fight for all of freedom.


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