"The Yellow Rose of Texas"

Though the song was originally written about General Sam Houston's victory at the Battle of San Jacinto during the Texas Revolution, the tune gained popularity among Confederate troops during the Civil War. The final verse was changed to honor Confederate General John Bell Hood after victory for the South at the Battle of Nashville.

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Though the song was originally written about General Sam Houston's victory at the Battle of San Jacinto during the Texas Revolution, the tune gained popularity among Confederate troops during the Civil War. The final verse was changed to honor Confederate General John Bell Hood after victory for the South at the Battle of Nashville.

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