Ashokan Farewell by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason

I call this “The greatest Civil War song that was never a Civil War song.”  It is poignant and beautiful.  If you have never seen Ken Burns’ masterpiece miniseries “The Civil War” you owe it to yourself to do so.  It is an education on so many levels, highlighted by the recurrence of this wonderful piece of music and by David McCullough’s brilliant narration.  When it is over, you will hate war and you will marvel and the strength, courage and beauty of the human spirit.

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