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WARD HOWE, Julia: Plaque in memory of at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet most famous as the author of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." Born Julia Ward in New York City, she was the fourth of seven children born to Samuel Ward (1786 1839) and Julia Rush Cutler. Her father was a well-to-do banker. Source: Wikipedia



In Honor of JULIA WARD HOWE
Who wrote the "BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC"
Here at the Old Willard Hotel November 21, 1861
"In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea
With a glory in his bosom that transfigures you and me."
Presented by the LADIES OF THE GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC January 24, 1938
[Ed. Note: The COMMITTEE members & list of DONORS are omitted here]


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Related subjects:
Civil War; Women
Location: Pennsylvania Ave & 15th St NW Washington, D.C.

Nearest Metro: Federal Triangle (Orange - Blue - Silver) (click station name for all sculptures nearby) (dcMem ID #691 )

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