The Biggest Choir Ever in History: The following true story took place between 8:00-9:00PM on December 30, 1862, at Stone’s River, Tennessee.
Stone’s River was important for both sides, and there were about 81,000 soldiers on both sides, and before the Battle was over 23,000 of them were killed. 23,000.
But at about 8 pm on the evening of December 30, 1862, something special happened that soldiers from both sides would tell their grandchildren. The two generals had gotten together and agreed upon a truce of sorts, before the battle resumed the next day. The Union band started playing songs, a common occurrence and a pick-me-up for northern soldiers. The Confederates were close enough to hear and would yell across the empty fields. In the cold and damp winter, mostly shoeless Confederates who would yell “That’s a great one,” across the field and finally “Play some of ours!!” to remind them of home. The songs were “Dixie”and “Bonnie Blue Flag.” Finally, the Union band broke into “Home Sweet Home,” a national favorite. As the band played, nearly every single one of the 81,000 soldiers began singing along. On the eve of a day that brought certain death to so many. This is still called the biggest choir ever in history.