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For the first time in more than a century, Jeffrey Hunter and the Orchestra of the Gilded age have brought back to life long-forgotten music from the era of the American Civil War.  These forgotten tunes, published in both the Union and the Confederacy, celebrated major figures, places, and events of the period, including Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Fort Sumter, the Battle of Gettysburg, and Pickett’s Charge.  Now, they live once again in lush, rich arrangements for full orchestra.

Join us as we celebrate these forgotten moments in American music history.

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1. President Lincolnʼs Grand March
(F.B. Helmsmuller, 1862) [3:19] (audio sample)
2. Appomattox Waltz (C.L. Peticolas, 1868) [3:31) (audio sample)
3. Ericsson Galop (V. Tinans, 1862) [2:25] (audio sample)
4. Battle of Gettysburg (J.C. Beckel, 1863) [8:55] (audio sample)
5. General Grant Polka (Louis A. Falk, 1865) [2:32] (audio sample)
6. McClellan Schottisch (A. Neuman, 1864) [3:36] (audio sample)
7. Fort Sumter Quick Step (William Berge, 1861) [3:29] (audio sample)
8. Shermanʼs Advance on Savannah Galop
(H.E. Hagenbach, 1865) [2:30] (audio sample)
9. Jefferson Davis Grand March (C.F. Yagle, 1861) [2:45] (audio sample)
10. Silver Bells Mazurka (Charles O. Pape, 186-?) [4:32] (audio sample)
11. Iʼm Going Home to Dixie (Daniel Decatur Emmett, 1861) [2:52] (audio sample)
12. General Forrest Schottisch (E.C.E. Vile, 1863) [3:05] (audio sample)
13. General Leeʼs Grand March (Hermann L. Schreiner, 186-?) [2:59] (audio sample)
14. Dixie Polka (William Herz, 1861) [2:11] (audio sample)
15. Improvisation on The Bonnie Blue Flag
(Theodore von La Hache, Op. 537, 1862) [6:44] (audio sample)
16. Pickettʼs Charge March (John Prosinger, 1863) [3:04] (audio sample)

All arrangements and orchestrations by Jeffrey Hunter ©2013

Total playing time 58:45



1. President Lincolnʼs Grand March, Eb major, 1862. This delightful march was composed in honor of the 16th President of the United states by F.B. Helmsmuller. The original sheet music bears the inscription,“Respectfully dedicated to the Union Army” on the front cover and identifies Helmsmuller as the “Leader of 22nd Regiment Band N.Y.S.M."

2. Appomattox Waltz, Ab major, 1868. Dedicated to Miss Bettie Jones, this graceful waltz was published in Boston by G.D. Russell & Company. The composer, C.L. Peticolas, was active during the middle of the 19th century and composed pieces such as “General Morganʼs Grand March,” “Harp of the South Awake! A Southern War Song,” and “The Lily of the Valley.”

3. Ericsson Galop, G major, 1862. This brisk galop was composed by V. Tinans and published in Boston by Oliver Ditson & Co. Written in honor of the Swedish-American inventor and engineer, John Ericsson, the cover of the sheet music bears the inscription, “Dedicated to the inventor of the celebrated Steam-Battery Monitor.”

4. Battle of Gettysburg, C major, 1863. Dedicated to Major General George Gordon Meade and published by Winner &
Co. in Philadelphia, this musical description of the most famous of Civil War battles was composed by James Cox
Beckel (1811-1880) who worked as an organist in Philadelphia and held a variety of positions in Philadelphia churches from 1830 to 1880. As notated in the sheet music, here is a list of the events depicted:

March of the Grand Army of the Potomac under Major General George Gordon Meade into
Pennsylvania July 1st. 1863.
The Rebels approaching under General Lee (cavalry advance).
Attack on the 1st and 11th Corps and fall of General Reynolds.
General Reynolds killed.
Tremendous firing of the Rebels, answered by the Union forces.
Shells flying.
Drums beating.
The 3rd Corps advancing gallantly (music as if approaching in the distance, gradual crescendo).
The 5th & 6th Corps come up bravely to the tune of Yankee Doodle.
The New York Volunteers and Pennsylvania Militia under Generals Couch & Smith
cross the Susquehanna and attack Lee in the rear.*
Grand combined attack of the whole Army under General Meade.
Terrific Cannonading.
The Rebels retreat, flying in all quarters.
Grand victory of General Meade.
The old flag floats again over Gettysburg.
Three grand hurrahs and a tiger.
Cries of the wounded.
The Rebel prisoners marching to Baltimore.
Grand Finale: Star Spangled Banner.
*This is historically inaccurate.

5. General Grant Polka, A major, 1865. This charming polka, published in Chicago by H.M. Higgins, was composed by Luis A. Falk in honor of Union General Ulysses S. Grant. Falk also composed the “Grand Exposition March” to commemorate the Inter-state Industrial Exposition of Chicago in 1873.

6. McClellan Schottisch, C Major, 1864. Dedicated to Union General George Brinton McClellan (1826-1885), this simple schottisch was composed by A. Neuman and published in Cincinnati by A.C. Peters & Bro.


7. Fort Sumter Quick Step, Ab major, 1861. William Berge composed this piece after the Rebel firing on Fort
Sumter. The sheet music, published by Firth, Pond & Co in Pittsburgh, was dedicated to the Union commander of Fort
Sumter with the inscription, “Composed and respectfully inscribed to Major Robert Anderson.”

8. Shermanʼs Advance on Savannah Galop, Eb major, 1865.
This delightful galop was published in Cincinnati by Geo.

9. Jefferson Davis Grand March, D major, 1861. Composed by C.F. Yagle and published by Bromberg & Son in Mobile, AL, at the outset of the Civil War, this march was dedicated to the Confederate States of America.

10. Silver Bells Mazurka, Db major, 186-? This charming and gentle mazurka was written in honor of Mrs. Jefferson Davis by Charles O. Pape and published by Lithographer P.L. Valery in Columbia, SC. The original sheet music was written entirely by hand.

11. Iʼm Going Home to Dixie, A major, 1861. This upbeat and catchy melody is Daniel Decatur Emmettʼs lesser-known follow-up tune to his famous and extremely popular minstrel song, “Dixie.” It was published in “The
Confederate Stars: A Selection of the Most Popular Songs of the Day for Piano”


12. General Forrest Schottisch, G major, 1863, This gentle schottisch was dedicated to the famous Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest (July 13, 1821 – October 29, 1877) and published by James A. McClure in Nashville, TN.

13. General Leeʼs Grand March, G major, 186-? Inscribed, “To General Robert E. Lee, Commander-in-Chief of the Army of the Confederate States,” this tuneful march was published in Macon, GA, by John C. Schreiner & Son.

14. Dixie Polka, C major, 1861. Published in Mobile, AL, by J.H. Snow and dedicated to Miss Annie James of Mobile, this delightful polka by William Herz incorporates the famous melody by Daniel Decatur Emmett.

15. Improvisation on The Bonnie Blue Flag, G major, 1862. Published in New Orleans by A.E. Blackmar & Bro. and dedicated to Mr. Auguste Davis, this set of piano variations on one of the most beloved tunes of the Confederacy was composed by Theodore von La Hache. La Hache was born in Dresden, Germany, in 1822. In 1842, he came to the United States and worked as a piano teacher in New Orleans. He was appointed to the position of organist at the Church of St. Theresia in 1850 and wrote a considerable amount of sacred music. He died in absolute poverty at the age of 47 in 1868 after years of illness and neglect.

16. Pickettʼs Charge March, F major, 1863. Written by John Prosinger of the Hollins Institute, Virginia, this piece
commemorated one of the most famous events at the Battle of Gettysburg and was dedicated to the Northern Army of





This edition includes all of the music featured on the North & South CD in clean, easyto-read,
modern versions of the original 19th century piano sheet music. Includes 67
pages of music and is spiral bound for ease of use.

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