Soon after the war broke out. The Washington Artillery had the tune arranged for a quickstep by Romoe Meneri.
The saloons, the parlors, the streets rang with the Dixie air, and Dixie became to the South what the Marsellaise is to France.
Now, to support what I state: Niel Bryant is now in Washington holding some government office; he ought to be able to back up what I say, as he was a member of his brother's company when it was first produced, and Colonel Alston Brown, of New York, is generally considered authority in all matters pertaining to the history of the show world in the United States.
Dan Emmett is a native of Ohio and is of German descent.
I, together with R. M. Hooley, got him up a benefit in Chicago.
John McCullough, Joe Emmett, and a host of volunteers appeared at a matinee, the result of which was over a thousand dollars. I do not credit that Dan is cutting wood, as he is an excellent fiddler and generally makes a living in that v