Julia Ward Howe

Born May 27, 1819 New York, New York Died October 1910 Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Author and social reformer Wrote the words to "Battle Hymn of the Republic," which became the Union anthem during the Civil War

I ulia Ward Howe accomplished many things as a writer, lec-I turer, abolitionist, and promoter of women's rights. But she is best remembered as the author of the words to "Battle Hymn of the Republic," the stirring song that became the Union anthem during the Civil War. The song's popularity, combined with her active support of various social causes, made her one of the most famous and respected women of her time.

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