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Program from inauguration ceremonies of the Hon. Michael Hahn as governor of Louisiana, New Orleans, March 4, 1864

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Summary:In August 1862, an Act of Congress discharged regimental bands from the Union Army. Gilmore, whose band had been serving with the 24th Massachusetts Regiment, returned to Boston to organize bands in Massachusetts. In 1864, Gilmore and two of his ensembles traveled to New Orleans for the inauguration of Michael Hahn as governor of the newly readmitted state of Louisiana. This was the first of the mammonth concerts for which Gilmore would soon become famous. Musical part of the exercise conducted by Gilmore. All military bands and available musicians in the city united as one band, Grand Chorus of over 6,000 voices from public schools, a battery of 50 cannons from General Arnold's Artillery, 2 Regiments Infantry, an anvil chorus of 40, and all bells of the city to take part in the festival.
Temporal subject: 1861-1870
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Louisiana
Geographical subject – Settlement:New Orleans
Topical subjects: American Bandmasters Association
Gilmore, P. S. (Patrick Sarsfield), 1829-1892
Hahn, Michael, 1830-1886
ArchivesUM location:Patrick Gilmore Collection
  • series 1
  • box 1
  • folder 12
Repository:Special Collections in Performing Arts
Browse terms:Performing Arts, Music
Copyright holder:Public Domain
Collection:Digital Collections
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