The Greenpoint Monitor Museum "Road Show"

St. Anthony of Padua School

June 7, 2006

St. Anthony of Padua School
Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Welcome from the Seventh Grade.

Music of the Civil War

Music played an important part in the lives of the Civil War soldiers. Many
young boys joined the Union Army as drummer boys.

Drum Corps of the Ninety-third New York Infantry.

After the Battle between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia (USS Merrimac)
the music above was written in honor of John Ericsson and the USS Monitor.

One famous Civil War song is "WHEN JOHNNY COMES MARCHING HOME AGAIN". It was written by Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore. He was an Irish immigrant. He led Patrick Gilmore's Band. At the beginning of the Civil War his band enlisted as a group in the Union Army as part of the 24th Massachusetts Infantry. Gilmore's band served as musicians at many battles including Bull Run, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and Richmond. He composed the words and music to "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" in 1863.

When Johnny comes marching home again,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
We'll give him a hearty welcome then
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The men will cheer and the boys will shout
The ladies they will all turn out
And we'll all feel gay,
When Johnny comes marching home.

The old church bell will peal with joy
Hurrah! Hurrah!
To welcome home our darling boy
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The village lads and lassies say
With roses they will strew the way,
And we'll all feel gay
When Johnny comes marching home.

Get ready for the Jubilee,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
We'll give the hero three times three,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The laurel wreath is ready now
To place upon his loyal brow
And we'll all feel gay
When Johnny comes marching home.

George is a graduate of PS 110 the Monitor School. (68kb) John Ericsson invented a steam fire engine.  This fire engine runs by steam.  Water is boiled in its boiler to make steam. (83kb) This is a wooden US Navy frigate.  It needs the wind to move.  It is built deep into the water so it does not tip over.  It has guns on both sides. (82kb) This ship was once called the USS Merrimac.  It was a Union wooden sailing frigate with a steam engine.  The Confederates cut off its sails and covered it with iron.  They renamed her the CSS Virginia.  The CSS Virginia was destroying the US Naval fleet of wooden frigates. (65kb)
John Ericsson invented the USS Monitor.  It was built in Greenpoint.  It is made of iron.  It has no sails.  It is not built deep into the water.  It has a rotating turret with guns that can shoot in any direction.  The USS Monitor stopped the CSS Virginia from destroying the US Naval fleet. (71kb) The USS Monitor sank in a storm.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and US Navy scooba divers have been bringing parts of the USS Monitor up from beneath the sea.  Some of the items they recovered include the USS Monitor's turret, engine, propeller and lantern.  (81kb) This is a reproduction of a Zouave hat called a fez. (67kb) This was once the top of a flagpole that belonged to Ellsworth's Fire Zouaves.  It was in many battles. (64kb)
Stonewall was a Confederate mascot.  He is with the soldiers in grey carrying the Confederate flag.  Sallie was a Union mascot.  She is with the soldiers in blue carrying a Union flag. (75kb) Old Abe was from Wisconsin.  Old Abe was in 37 battles.  After the war the Veterans took Old Abe in parades to collect money for the orphan children of the Civil War.  Many fathers were killed during the war. (75kb) St. Anthony's recruits are happy to join. (69kb) We found a Confederate in the class with his gray uniform. (65kb)
stanthonysy0506Sevm.jpg (56kb) stanthonysy0506Sevn.jpg (87kb) stanthonysy0506Sevo.jpg (70kb) There are two sailors in the class. (79kb)
Arthur is training the recruits. (64kb) Marching is an important drill. (66kb) stanthonysy0506Sevs.jpg (78kb) Arthur and his piccolo recorder play a soldier's song. (79kb)
Arthur sings about the Girls at Home. (73kb) stanthonysy0506Sevv.jpg (95kb) stanthonysy0506Sevw.jpg (70kb) stanthonysy0506Sevx.jpg (97kb)
Future engineers learning how a steam fire engine works. (86kb) stanthonysy0506Sevz.jpg (69kb) stanthonysy0506Sevza.jpg (71kb)  


P.S. 110 - Learn About the USS Monitor
P.S. 161M - Learn About General Ulysses S. Grant
St. Stanislaus Kostka School - Learn About Gen. Wladimir Krzyzanowski (a Polish immigrant)
John Ericsson Junior High School - Learn About John Ericsson (a Swedish immigrant)
P.S. 34 - Learn About the Discovery of the USS Monitor
St. Cecilia School - Learn about Civil War Mascots
P.S. 31 - Learn about the Vivandiere, French Mary (a French immigrant)
St. Anthony of Padua School - Learn about Zouaves
P.S. 84 - Learn about Johnny Clem, children in the Civil War
P.S. 196 - Learn about the 54th Massachusetts & the Black soldiers of the Civil War
St. Anthony of Padua School - Civil War Music

The Museum is not-for-profit with 501(c)(3) status.
FUNDING FOR THE 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2006-2007 "Road Shows" WAS PROVIDED BY THE
Through a $50,000 Grant obtained by Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez


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