Bonnie Blue Flag

Patty from Virginia
02/22/13 12:10:25PM
@patty-from-virginia

This is a Confederate tune written by Harry Macarthy. It has the same melody as The Homespun Dress. Does anyone know which came first? Below are links to historical images of the song sheets of Bonnie Blue Flag. Please note the link to the University of North Carolina. An obituary clipping is attached at the top of the second page which says Annie Chambers Ketcham is the author of Bonnie Blue Flag. I found that interesting. Also, for your viewing pleasure I have a link to a video I took of Union Fife and Drum Corps re-enactors performing Bonnie Blue Flag and Dixie at the Manassas Battlefield, July 23, 2011. I understand the Union Fife and Drum Corps would play Dixie. Thank you John Keane for helping me identify Bonnie Blue Flag!!!

http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/hasm_conf0007/

http://digitalcollections.baylor.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/fa-spnc/id/21967/rec/10

http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/sheetmusic/id/29296

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.natlib.ihas.200002434/default.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZchDwGADfXw

Please take the opportunity to visit civil war sites for commemorative events if you are able to do so. The re-enactors truly make history come to life