The New Student's Reference Work/Howe, Julia Ward

Howe, Julia Ward, the wife of Dr. S. G. Howe, was born at New York, May 27, 1819. NSRW Howe Julia Ward.jpg
She was carefully educated, and early wrote plays and poems. While on a visit to Washington during the Civil War she wrote the popular Battle Hymn of the Republic. She was a powerful advocate of woman's suffrage and a founder of the New England Woman's Club, of which she has been president. She published many poems and essays. She died Oct. 17, 1910.