Civil War Songs


By Count This Penny | July 4, 2012

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150 years ago, Wisconsin soldiers slogged through the second year of the Civil War. Madison-based band Count This Penny set the letters of two Wisconsin soldiers to music as part of a unique Civil War arts project at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. Today, band members Amanda and Allen Rigell share the song and story of Walter Persons.

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Count This Penny is an Appalachian pop band based in Madison, Wisconsin. They write songs born of time spent walking old dogs and doggedly traveling to and from the hills of home. Their 2012 album is called “Pitchman.”
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