June 30, 1861: Hopkins’ New Orleans 5 Cent Songbook

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.

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Citation: Hopkins’ New Orleans 5 cent song-book. [New Orleans, John Hopkins, 1861?] A 861h

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