Whitcomb, William Charles. Praising God in Troublous Times: A Thanksgiving Discourse Delivered in Lynnfield Centre and Stoneham, November 21, 1861. Salem, Mass.: Printed at the Office of the Gazette and Mercury, 1861.
Inside the front cover is the poem "War Song of Massachusetts." Inside the back cover is "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." This poem, by Julia Ward Howe, was published by The Atlantic Monthly in February 1862 (v. 9), and reprinted (with acknowledgement to the February Atlantic Monthly) in the New York Tribune (Jan. 14, 1862) and the Liberator (Jan. 24, 1862). Though dated 1861, this pamphlet was printed in January, 1862 [see the dedication on the t.p. verso], so this is the first separate printing of this famous poem. See Wilson, C. Thirteen Author Collections, p. 386
Scripture: Psalm 129:6-9 | Andover-Harvard digitized copy