Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A Rebel Song Captured

Capt. Boggs stated at the Astor House that the rebel melody beginning

“Picayune Butler has come to town,”

has almost ceased to be sung by the secessionists of New Orleans.  Our men, however, have caught it up; the camps of the Federal army are alive with it, and it can be heard of a moonlight evening on the vessels ascending the Mississippi.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, May 24, 1862, p. 2

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