Battle Hymn Of The Republic

Title

Battle Hymn Of The Republic

Description

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! His truth is marching on.

Mrs. Julia Ward Howe

A song sheet to play the Battle Hymn Of The Republic.

One of the most popular and patriotic songs in the U.S. history actually went through several changes before it was known as it is today.  The tune was written around 1856 by William Steffe, and was spread over the U.S. by word of mouth. It was originally about John Brown, the famed abolitionist, but when it was playing during a review, a companion of Howe’s gave her the suggestion to rewrite the lyrics for the war effort. With an extra ‘Glory!’ and a sixth lyric that is often omitted, the song is played today during both Republican and Democratic conventions and during the inauguration of the President.

Creator

Mrs. Julia Ward Howe

Date

Unknown

Source

http://memory.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/html/images/battlehymn-1.jpg

Rights

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Publisher

Library of Congress

Contributor

Mrs. Julia Ward Howe

Format

Medium: Illustration.


Language

English

Type

Music

Identifier

Music. Abolition. John Brown. Republic. United States. Civil War.

Coverage

United States

Files

battlehymn.jpg

Reference

Mrs. Julia Ward Howe, Battle Hymn Of The Republic, Library of Congress, Unknown

Cite As

Mrs. Julia Ward Howe, “Battle Hymn Of The Republic,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 20, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/189.