A Johnny Reb Band from Salem: The Pride of Tarheelia explores the history of the Twenty-sixth Regimental Band, North Carolina Troops, C.S.A., which was composed of Moravian musicians from Salem.
The 288-page paperback is a revised edition of a book originally published in 1963. The first section discusses Moravian musical traditions during the eighteenth and the first half of the nineteenth centuries. The second part traces the band’s Confederate service for a little more than three years, including their participation in the Battles of New Bern, Malvern Hill, and Gettysburg.
Profusely illustrated with pictures of Salem, band members, instruments, sheet music, and maps, this new title also contains twenty-seven sketches of camp life, not previously published. The sketches were drawn by Alexander C. Meinung, a member of the Twenty-sixth Regimental Band, and record various field scenes during the band’s military service.
The striking cover of the book features a photograph of the eight original band members taken in Salem on their first furlough during July and August 1862.
The 288-page paperback is a revised edition of a book originally published in 1963. Illustrated, indexed, 288 pages, softcover. Published by the Historical Publications Section of the Office of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.