“The Stranger” by The Squid Jiggers

I think you will agree that the story of a fallen Confederate soldier mistakenly sent to Gray, Maine, where he continues to be remembered by the community is perfect material for a sesquicentennial-inspired song.

[Uploaded to Vimeo on December 2, 2013]

Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth

“Levin’s study is the first of its kind to blueprint and then debunk the mythology of enslaved African Americans who allegedly served voluntarily in behalf of the Confederacy.”–Journal of Southern History

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2 comments… add one
  • Neil Hamilton Dec 3, 2013 @ 15:56

    I cannot help but notice the vast difference in treatment and attitude of this fallen and misplaced Confederate soldier and the one given in the ideal of raising a monument to Union dead at Olustee, Florida.

    Sincerely,
    Neil Hamilton

  • Chris Coleman Dec 3, 2013 @ 4:26

    A poignant tale and a beautiful song. I never heard of Squid Jiggers before this, but they deserve wider recognition.

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