Women of the War


Julia Ward Howe

Born: May 27 1819 - New York City, New York

Died: October 17 1910 - Portsmouth, Rhode Island

   Howe wrote the famous poem "Battle Hymn of the Republic," which, after publication in The Atlantic Monthly in 1862, immediately achieved great popularity as a song of the Civil War. After the war, Howe was active in the women's rights movement as a founder of both the New England Woman's Club and the Association for the Advancement of Women.

Note: She became the first woman elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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