Biographies of Scots and Scots Descendants (G) Geddes,
(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'.
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