Civil War Music and History

Civil War band performance

Re-enactor portrays Abraham Lincoln with brass band on stage

NPS photo

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Live and Learn
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History Lesson
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Over 1,000 students in Greeneville, TN commemorated the Sesquicentennial at a music and history education event presented by Andrew Johnson National Historic Site. A Civil War music performance band, Olde Town Brass, presented music from the tragic era of our country. First person interpretation from Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson connected music to the emotions that were felt on both sides of the war. Andrew Johnson NHS was one of many community partners presenting programs during Greeneville's History Week to raise awareness and involve the community in appreciation and involvement of the heritage of the area. This program strengthened the partnerships with local school systems. The Curriculum Supervisor for Greene County Schools was highly complementary of the program and commented that it was a benefit for the students