Related Information for Julia Ward HoweJulia Ward (May 27, 1819 – October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, poet, and the author of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”.Julia was born in New York City. She was the fourth of seven children born to a Wall Street stockbroker, Samuel Ward III and is wife, occasional poet Julia Rush Cutler. Her eldest brother was Samuel Cutler Ward. Samuel Ward III was a well-to-do banker and was a strict Calvinist. read more