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Mini Biographies of Scots and Scots Descendants (G)
Geddes, John Lorraine

(b. 1827) Edinburgh-born songwriter and Civil War veteran. He settled in Vinton, OH and enrolled as a private in the Union Army. He rose to brigadier-general. Agriculture was his main interest but he penned the lyrics to several Civil War songs which became popular including 'The Soldier's Battle Prayer' and 'The Stars and Stripes'.

The Bonnie Blue Flag with the Stripes and Stars

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