The Civil War Grand Military Ball dates back to 2007, but I only recently encountered it while looking for new nineteenth century dance music. It is the fourth recording by the Tennessee-based 52nd Regimental String Band and the first to consist specifically of dance music.
The most immediately noticeable difference between this album and most of my others is that most of the tracks include vocals, which may or may not be to everyone's taste for dancing. I have mixed feelings about it, myself. I prefer my nineteenth-century dance music instrumental rather than vocal, but with a couple of notable exceptions (see below) I enjoyed the singing and was amused to realize that the two songs ("Polly Wolly Doodle" and "Kemo Kimo") in one medley are ones I remember singing versions of as a little girl growing up in Texas.