American Civil War Music: History, Songs & Instruments


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Music did all of the following EXCEPT _____.

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1. In 1862, the New York Herald said that music was as important as what other resource to a war?

2. Which of the following was NOT an instrument that told soldiers what to do at camp and in battle during the Civil War?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your understanding of the music during the American Civil War by completing this multiple-choice worksheet and quiz. Different songs and instruments are highlighted on the quiz, as well as the importance and purpose of music during the war.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can assess your comprehension of:

  • The role of music during the Civil War
  • How a Union general responded to the song Bonnie Blue Flag
  • Instruments that told soldiers what to do at camp and in battle during this time
  • A request made by Abraham Lincoln after General Lee's surrender

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on music during the Civil War
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the importance of music during the Civil War, as stated by the New York Herald in 1862
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about what music did during the Civil War and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Access the lesson called American Civil War Music: History, Songs & Instruments to study more about:

  • Robert E. Lee's quote about music during the war
  • Sides in the Civil War that relied on regimental bands
  • Rare instruments during the Civil War
  • Confederate songs vs. Union songs
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US History - Civil War: Lesson Plans & Resources
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