1834–1905

Introduction

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Born: Oc­to­ber 8, 1834, Reed’s Fer­ry, Mer­ri­mack, New Hamp­shire.

Died: Ju­ly 8, 1905, Reed’s Fer­ry, Mer­ri­mack, New Hamp­shire.

Buried: Last Rest Ce­me­te­ry, Mer­ri­mack, New Hamp­shire.

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Biography

Walter was the son of Eri Kit­tredge and Lu­cre­tia Woods, and hus­band of Anne Fair­field.

A po­pu­lar se­cu­lar mu­si­cian, Kit­tredge wrote ov­er 500 songs and ball­ads, ma­ny deal­ing with the Am­er­i­can ci­vil war, in­clud­ing The War Will Soon Be Ov­er, When They Come March­ing Home, and Tent­ing on the Old Camp­ground.

Sources

Lyrics

Music

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