The overwhelming Confederate victory at the Battle of First Manassas on July 21, 1861, was a popular topic with Southern poets and soldiers alike. This humorous parody of the old standard, Yankee Doodle, was found in a collection of soldiers' songs entitled Southern War Songs: Camp-Fire, Patriotic and Sentimental, collected by W.L. Fagan of Havana, Alabama, and published in 1889. In his introduction to the volume, Fagan states "The war songs of the South are a part of the history of the Lost Cause. They are necessary to the impartial historian in forming a correct estimate of the animus of the Southern people. . . .Poetic merit is not claimed for all of them; still each one embodies either a fact or a principle. Written in an era of war, when the public mind was thoroughly aroused, some may now appear harsh and vindictive. Eight millions of people read and sang them. This fact alone warrants their collection and preservation."
"Another Yankee Doodle"
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