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Julia Ward

Birth27 MAY 1819
 
Death17 OCT 1910
 
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Aged: 91.4 years

a poet, author, composer, abolitionist, suffragist and more -- but she is most remembered for writing the lyrics to The Battle Hymn of the Republic. According to the story, she and her husband were asleep at the Willard Hotel one night in November 1861, when she awoke to voices in the street singing "John Brown's body lies a-moldering in the grave." From the window, she saw lines of Union troops marching by. Inspired, she composed new words to their tune, which they'd adapted from old hymns. The Battle Hymn of the Republic became the Union anthem. Read More

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Maud 

9 NOV 185419 MAR 1948  MA, Suffolk Co, Boston John Elliott 
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