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Hood's Brigade

Hood's Minstrels

Hood's Minstrels 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.

Reference

  • 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.

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