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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), How Dixie came to be written. (search)
the most popular song of the South during the Civil War, was written by a Northern man, Daniel Decatur Emmett, who was born at Mount Vernon, Ohio, in 1815. Young Emmett began life as a printer, bEmmett began life as a printer, but soon afterward gave up type-setting to join a band of musicians connected with a circus company. He discovered that he had a talent for conposing songs used by clowns and he reeled them off in numbers, and with much success. Old Dan Tucker made a great hit. Emmett became so popular that he concluded to try New York City, at the Old Gotham Theatre. His performances, with the help of two compa Even royalty became enthusiastic, and the present King, who was then in his teens, thought Dan Emmett one of the most interesting Americans. It was several years before Emmett returned, and then Emmett returned, and then he joined the Dan Bryant Minstrel Company. It was during this engagement that he wrote Dixie. Years afterwards, when he was an old man living in retirement at Mount Vernon, he told his story to a ne
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
resident of the Confederacy, 145 His Intimates at West Point 81 Never Saw Report of Chandler on Andersonville 8,17 In Private and Public Life, 74 His Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 84 Davis, V. Jefferson, 158 Delaware, Escape from Fort, 271 De Leon, T. C. 74 Dinkins, Capt., James, 180 Dixie, How it Came to be Written, 369 Donelson, Capture of Fort, 271 Ellyson, Lieut.-Gov. J Taylor 160 Emancipation in the United States in 1861, 328 Embargo Act. 64 Emmett, Daniel D., 369 Fathers of Confederate Veterans Living 368 Featherston, Capt. John C., 161 Fisher's Hill, Desperate Picket Fight, 221 Fleming, Prof. W. L., 8 Forrest, Gen. N. B., 10 Fredericksburg Hattie of, Confederates and Federals Killed and Wounded at, 24 Historic Spots in Field Around, 197 Freeman, Dr. Douglas S., 371 G Co. 24th Va. Infantry, History of members, 256 Garnet, Judge, Theo. S., 251 Gettysburg, Battle of, 245 Gibbons, J. R 236 Gildersleeve, r. J. R.