- October 1, 1832
- June 8, 1884
- United States
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Very popular nineteenth century songwriter and composer. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame as part of its inaugural class in 1970.
Work and his family were passionate abolitionists from Connecticut; their family home was a stop on the Underground Railway for which Work's father had been imprisoned for a time. Work wrote several emotional Civil War songs, and his "Marching Through Georgia" is considered to be one of the great Civil War songs of the North.