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Author photo. 1902 photograph (LoC Prints and Photographs, LC-USZ62-99602)

1902 photograph (LoC Prints and Photographs, LC-USZ62-99602)

Julia Ward Howe (1819–1910)

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In 1843, Julia Ward married Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe and moved with him to Boston, where he founded the Perkins Institute for the Blind and she became a writer, editor, and abolitionist. She published "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" in 1862 after a visit to a Union camp near Washington, DC.
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