were an amateur Texas-based blackface
Confederate military band, of the Texas Brigade
, during the American Civil War
, who began performing in a log cabin theater that they built themselves in 1862; they performed in it alongside a choir and a brass band. They were the most popular group of their kind during the War. Members included Mollie
and Gus Bailey
- Abel, E. (2000). Singing the New Nation: How Music Shaped the Confederacy, 1861-1865. Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania: Stackpole Books. ISBN 0811702286.
- McMurry, Richard M. (1992). John Bell Hood and the War for Southern Independence. U of Nebraska Press.