The card enclosed with the brooch reads:
"Glory, glory, hallelujah! Glory, glory hallelujah! Glory, glory hallelujah! His truth is marching on!" This pin was inspired by the moving words of the Battle Hymn of the Republic. The hymn was written by Julia Ward Howe at the Willard Hotel, Washington, DC in 1861. This anthem was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in February 1862."