Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Let Freedom Ring - Day 2
My great grand father fought with the union army during the Civil War. He enlisted in the 19th Kentucky Cavalry. He was born, raised, and died in Crittenden County Kentucky.
Perhaps the most famous song to come out of the Civil war was the "Battle Hymn of the Republic." One thing that most everyone has forgotten is that we do not live in a pure democracy. We live in and are governed by a Democratic Republic.
"The Battle Hymn of the Republic", also known as "Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory" outside of the United States, is a song by American writer Julia Ward Howe using the music from the song "John Brown's Body". Howe's more famous lyrics were written in November 1861, and first published in The Atlantic Monthly in February 1862. The song links the judgment of the wicked at the end of time (New Testament, Rev. 19) with the American Civil War. Since that time, it has become an extremely popular and well-known American patriotic song.