It’s the 152d anniversary of the firing on Fort Sumter and the beginning of the U.S. Civil War. Here’s Malissa and Bernard Mollberg, with Mike Bond, Mike Fowler, and Louie Bond, performing the old Southern Unionist song of mountaineers going off to join the Boys in Blue, “Going Across the Mountain.”
Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.
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