When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Words and Music: Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore
This song has endured throughout the years. Both Confederate and Union Soldiers used it for parody. At New Orleans the Confederates sang it to the title "For Bales" and at Gettysburg, the Union soldiers sang about the "Boys of the Potomac," about McClellan, Pope, Burnside and Meade, The home folks sang with joy and hope about the day "When Johnny Comes Marching Home.'
Pat Gilmore was the band master of the Union Armies.