The Civil War spawned an outpouring of music of all kinds, from sentimental parlor songs, to stirring patriotic tunes, to soldier’s campfire ditties. Hopkins’ 5 Cent Song-book, probably published in 1861, was one of the three most popular “songsters” carried by Confederate troops.
Citation: Hopkins’ New Orleans 5 cent song-book. [New Orleans, John Hopkins, 1861?] A 861h