John Hill Hewitt was born in Maiden Lane in New York City on July 11, 1801, and migrated to Augusta, Georgia, at the age of 23 to teach music. He quickly fell under the spell of the South and spent the remainder of his days there (with the exception of a brief sojourn in Boston). Hewitt, who became the Confederacy's leading composer, died in Baltimore, Md., on October 7, 1890.

"Dixie, the Land of King Cotton" || "Flag of the Sunny South" || "Somebody's Darling" || "The Young Volunteer" || "The South" || "The South Shall Rise Up Free" || "You Are Going to the Wars, Willy Boy!"

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