The song was sung to the old Irish tune "Joe Bowers."
Thanks to Jim Whitesell for contributing the lyrics to this song in memory of
Peter Emmanuel Whitesell (33rd Virginia Infantry), John Jefferson Whitesell
(2nd Virginia Infantry),Samuel Harrison Whitesell (54th Virginia Infantry), and
all of the Whitesell and Riedel families of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, who
sacrificed and suffered during the War Between The States.
"Good Ol' Rebel Soldier"