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Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 12: the Church of the Disciples: in war time (search)
and sacred of her memories. It would be impossible for me to say how many times I have been called upon to rehearse the circumstances under which I wrote the Battle Hymn of the Republic. I have also had occasion more than once to state the simple story in writing. As this oft-told tale has no unimportant part in the story of mand that the Union soldiers had, on the contrary, achieved an important victory. At this good news they all rejoiced, and presently made the walls ring with my Battle Hymn, which they sang in chorus, Chaplain McCabe leading. The lecturer recited the poem with such effect that those present began to inquire, Who wrote this Battle Battle Hymn? It now became one of the leading lyrics of the war. In view of its success, one of my good friends said, Mrs. Howe ought to die now, for she has done the best that she will ever do. I was not of this opinion, feeling myself still full of days' works, although I did not guess at the new experiences which then lay before me.
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 17: the woman suffrage movement (search)
colors of Old Glory, but after a new fashion, four of them being arrayed from head to foot in red, four in blue, and four in white. While the John Brown tune is heard from the piano, they proceed to act in graceful dumb show the stanzas of my Battle Hymn. How they did it I cannot tell, but it was a most lovely performance. In the year 1898, for the first time since its first meeting, our association issued no call for a congress of women. The reasons for our failure to do so may be briefl, and whose faces they had never seen. They responded joyfully to my offer; and on a certain day assembled in their alcove, which they had decorated with flowers, surrounding a portrait of Abraham Lincoln. A choir of melodious voices sang my Battle Hymn, and all listened while I spoke of Garrison, Sumner, Andrew, Phillips, and Dr. Howe. A New Orleans lady who was present, Mrs. Merritt, also made a brief address, bidding the colored people remember that they had good friends at the South also
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Index (search)
Atherstone, the Howes at, 136. Atlantic Monthly, The, 232, 236, 280; first published the Battle Hymn of the Republic, 275. Austin, Mrs., sings in New York, 15. Avignon, the Howes at, 133. l Club held at his house, 281. Bates, Joshua, founder of the Boston Public Library, 93. Battle Hymn of the Republic, the, writing of, 273-275. Baxter, Sally. See Hampton, Mrs. Frank. Bean first attempt at public speaking, 271; meets Abraham Lincoln, 272; how she came to write the Battle Hymn, 273-275; takes part in the Bryant celebration, 277-280; her papers before the Radical Club, Leveson-Gower, Lady Elizabeth, 106. Leveson-Gower, Lady Evelyn, 106. Libby Prison, the Battle Hymn of the Republic sung at, 276. Liberator, The, 236. Liberty Bell, The, 154. Lieber, Dr., Frlian, 33. McAllister, Judge Matthew H., 33. McCabe, Chaplain, mentions the singing of the Battle Hymn in Libby Prison, 276. McCarthy, Mrs., Justin, rout given by, 413. McVickar, John, profe