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Battle Hymn of the Republic
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Julia Ward Howe Elected to American Academy of Arts and Letters
January 28, 1908

Born in New York City in 1819, Howe, and her husband, social activist Samuel Gridley Howe, embraced the abolitionist (freedom from slavery) movement. This dedication, as well as Mr. Howe's training as a doctor, led to his appointment to the U.S. Sanitary Commission. As a result of Mr. Howe's work with the Commission, the couple was invited to Washington, D.C., to review the attitudes of Union troops after the First Battle of Bull Run in the Civil War in 1861. Mrs. Howe wrote her "Battle Hymn" soon after, inspired by seeing a real battle.
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