I Was Detailed to the Regimental Band: A Compendium of Civil War Brass Bands from New England, Volume One: Massachusetts

By John F. Bieniarz, Senior Editor Steven Stearns, with Rebecca Caldwell and Rebecca Doucette ’95. Sam Teddy Publishing. 2012. Even when the government determined that the cost for maintaining and fielding the 24-piece bands that accompanied each regiment during the Civil War to be too prohibitive, the music played on. Bieniarz presents his extensive research into this fascinating pocket of history in this book.