Category Archives: Civil War Times

  • The Union’s Music Man

    Posted on July 26, 2017 by Julia Bricklin in Civil War Times, Magazine Article.

    Minstrel and impresario Thomas Brigham Bishop entertained troops and residents in the strategic hub of Chattanooga, Tennessee in the fall of 1863. It was here that he was inspired to write, “Shew Fly, Don’t Bodder Me,” allegedly because of something said by a black volunteer for the Union. While Bishop eventually drew thousands for his […]

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