One of my favorites of the Lincoln coterie is Ward Hill Lamon. He was an early law partner of Lincoln's, riding circuit with him, accompanied by his banjo and an ever-ready glass of "cheer."
Lamon played clawhammer banjo, which is a picking style rather than a style of instrument, and is usually heard nowadays in old-timey bands. A modern practicioner of the clawhammer, however, is Eric Clapton.
There are at least two folks on line who post as Lamon. My favorite is the one at Twitter, @SavingLincoln.
In this version Lamon recounts stories of himself, and of Lincoln, from a book supposedly written by Lamon himself. I don't have the book--yet!--so I can't say for sure what this is all about, but it is fun. for sure!
The blogger mentioned a specific banjo tune and added a link, so I thought I'd pass it along. It is "Angeline the Baker" by Stephen Foster:
Apparently Mr. Lamon was a practitioner of the now-ancient art of the Hambone as well. I looked on YouTube for an enjoyable while, and found this clip to get you started:
Both links--if they don't work, just plug 'em into your browser--are just one of many enjoyable clips celebrating the past.
Enjoy! . . . and now you know what some Civil War reenactors do between battles.