“Battle Cry of Freedom” was a popular song during the Civil War. It was a celebration of the Union and freedom.
One place you can see the song used in movies is “Lincoln.” After the Republicans secured passage of the 13th amendment to permanently end slavery, the Republicans celebrated on the floor of the Senate by singing the song.
The amendment was passed over the harsh, vigorous opposition of the Democrats who remained in Senate. They did not want to set slaves free, even though they were not part of the South.
A video of the song:
Lyrics of the song:(more…)