This epic American song first appeared as an anonymous poem in the February, 1862 issue of Atlantic Monthly magazine:
My Old Kentucky Home
John Brown?s Body
Battle Hymn of the Republic
We Are Coming Father Abraham
"Battle Hymn of the Republic.?
This epic, pro-Union song first appeared as an anonymous poem in the February, 1862 issue of Atlantic Monthly magazine. Written by Julia Ward Howe and sung to the tune of ?John Brown?s Body,? ?Battle Hymn of the Republic? soon became the most popular Union marching song of the Civil War. Julia Ward Howe, born in 1819, was an influential social reformer and wife of fellow reformer and educator Samuel Gridley Howe. She was prominent in the anti-slavery movement, woman?s suffrage, prison reform and the international peace movements. Julia Ward Howe was the first woman elected to the American Academy of Fine Arts and Letters in 1908. She died in 1910.
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