Something for the weekend: Battle Hymn of the Republic. Doubtless many men who fought in the Civil War thought, and dreaded, that the War might go on forever. Now, however, it had ended with Union victory. Some European powers speculated that the United States would now use its vast armies to take foreign territory: perhaps
Something for the weekend. Only the Battle Hymn of the Republic seems appropriate to me for this weekend. A testament to the odd things one can find on the net is this tribute by Orson Welles to the Battle Hymn of the Republic and its author, Julia Ward Howe.
Something for the weekend. As we enjoy the fun and festivities of the Memorial Day Weekend unofficial start of summer, it is fitting and proper that we recall why Monday is a National Holiday. Tomorrow I will have something for our readers who favor the gray over the blue.