The Contra-Band

About the Band

The Contraband is an  ole' time camp band that includes members of the Sixth NHV.  The group features traditional instruments from the 19th century.  The band plays common tunes familiar to soldiers and civilians alike in the mid to late 1800s.  

The Contraband can be heard throughout the camps at all re-enactments large and small that the Sixth New Hampshire attends.


The band also plays separate events at local bawdy houses, throughout the east coast.  Contraband has played such establishments as O'Rourkes of Gettysburg and the Harp & Bard in Clifton, NJ as well as many other venues near Civil War battlefields. 

Hire the band or Order a CD

The group can be booked by reaching out to Capt. Walt Dewey at

The Contraband has recorded their first album!  Copies may be purchased through the group contact Capt. Dewey