2015 Marks the 150th Anniversary
of the End to the Civil War, the War Between the States
The Moravian Music Foundation is the home of the only known complete set of extant Confederate band books from the war between the states.
This set belonged to the Moravian musicians from Salem, NC who were attached to the 26th NC Regiment. The MMF vault holds part-books from other bands, as well.
Extensive diaries by Julius Lineback have proven invaluable, as an historic record. Researcher, Philip Dunnigan, is currently working to identify details noted by Ed Peterson, Salem trombonist, in his letters home during the Civil War; this involves cross-referencing with maps and other diaries and records, to determine where the band was, on particular dates.
More info and links at: https://moravianmusic.org/resources/the-26th-nc-regiment-band-from-salem
OTHER LINKS OF INTEREST:
Description of the original Julius Lineback wartime diaries in the collections at UNC Chapel Hill http://www2.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/l/Lineback,J.A.html
North Carolina History Project’s entry about the Salem Brass Band’s role, being attached to the 26th NC Regiment during the Civil War. http://www.northcarolinahistory.org/encyclopedia/139/entry Interested in the whole story?
A JOHNNY REB BAND FROM SALEM: the Pride of Tarheelia
Harry H. Hall, 2006, paperback
Order for only $15 at the MMF website – https://moravianmusic.org/product/johnny-reb-band-from-salem/