In the final years of the Civil War, one song became popular in both the North and the South: “When Johnny Comes Marching Home.” The song, composed by Boston’s beloved bandleader Patrick S. Gilmore, was a rousing march that anticipated the celebration at the end of the war. Gilmore premiered “When Johnny Comes Marching” at a Boston concert on September 26, 1863. Still well known today, the song remains deeply evocative of the period.
2015 Grant Cycle
Due to the FY 15 state budget deficit of approximately $329M, the FY15 Grant Cycle for Civil War Memorials is suspended indefinitely.
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