Pipes and drums for the Highlanders

Stirring new “Kilted Warriors” CD available here (with excerpts) of period music associated with the Seventy-Ninth New York Cameron Highlanders who defended the critical Northwest Bastion at Fort Sanders.

The Seventy-Ninth took no pipers and drums into battle (as the ancient Celts may have) but they had a band and it marched with them on ceremonial occasions (though not in Knoxville).

They surely had drums and probably fifers at Knoxville, but alas no pipers. Which is a pity for they could easily have rounded up a Reb or three to pay him.

Via All Not So Quiet Along the Potomac.

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About Dick Stanley

Retired Texas daily newspaperman
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