Hood's Minstrels

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Hood's Minstrels were an amateur Texas-based blackface Confederate military band, of the Texas Brigade, during the American Civil War,[1] who began performing in a log cabin theater that they built themselves in 1862; they performed in it alongside a choir and a brass band. They were the most popular group of their kind during the War.[2] Members included Mollie and Gus Bailey.[3]


  • Abel, E. Lawrence (2000). Singing the New Nation: How Music Shaped the Confederacy, 1861-1865. Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania: Stackpole Books. ISBN 0-8117-0228-6.
  • McMurry, Richard M. (1992). John Bell Hood and the War for Southern Independence. U of Nebraska Press. ISBN 0-8032-8191-9.


  1. ^ McMurry, pg. 31
  2. ^ Abel, pg. 167
  3. ^ Texas Escapes