Roger McGuinn, of The Byrds, has been keeping traditional folk music alive for years through the Folk Den
section of his website, where he records and uploads his own versions of the songs, including this one. He tells Songfacts
of the song: "It's historically interesting, because it was a song that was sung in the Civil War by the troops, and it was kind of a rallying song. It's gone through many stages, where people have interpreted it in different ways. I went back to look at the original, and it was totally different from what you would hear Mitch Miller do. But it's a great melody, and it was a great song."
His version is included on the 2016 album The Folk Den Project: Twentieth Anniversary Edition