Tag Archives: Julia Ward Howe

Will the real John Smith please stand up?

NEW YORK, N.Y. — With kudos to a TV game show popular with Americans during the 1950s and 1960s … Whispers ripple through the live audience seated at Studio 54 on W. 54th St. as host Bud Collyer steps on stage at 7 p.m., Monday, December 18, 1865.1 Dressed elegantly despite the cold winter swirling […]

Bristol folk musician resurrects long-forgotten Civil War songs

Concerning Civil War-era music, familiarity breeds memory. Civil War buffs can sing “Dixie,” “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” and “We’ll Rally Round the Flag” with ease because such tunes are part of Civil War lore. But few people — even renowned historians — know the tunes and words of “Fort Washington” or “The Cumberland’s […]