|Birth Day||August 30, 1820|
|Age||199 YEARS OLD|
Known for composing war songs The First Gun is Fired and The Battle Cry of Freedom during the American Civil War.
He once worked as a church organist.
He was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.
He married Mary Olive Woodman in 1845. They had six children together.
He learned how to play the piano as a young boy just like Jule Styne.