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Memoranda During the War: Civil War Journals, 1863--1865

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These reflections by one of America's greatest poets on the nation's most momentous struggle began when Walt Whitman discovered his brother's name in a newspaper list of Union Army casualties. The poet hurried from his Brooklyn home to a Virginia battlefront, where he found his brother, wounded but recovering. Profoundly moved by his experiences in the army hospital, Whitman settled in Washington, D.C., for the rest of the war. There he served as a military hospital volunteer, offering medical and spiritual comfort to sick and dying soldiers. His journal entries express in simple, heartfelt terms his Civil War experiences. 

First published in book form in 1875, Whitman's Memoranda recounts soldiers' anecdotes of recent battles and army life as well as their last words and final messages to faraway friends and family. Whitman recorded his impressions of Abraham Lincoln, whom he frequently encountered on the city streets, and his thoughts on the conflict's day-to-day and historical significance. His evocative, poetic reflections offer a unique portrait of Civil War life.

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While serving as a volunteer at military hospitals, the poet recorded soldiers' anecdotes of army life, their last words and final messages, and his own reflections on the Civil War.

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While searching for his wounded brother during the Civil War, Walt Whitman found his vocation as a volunteer at military hospitals. These Memoranda record the sights and sounds he encountered: soldiers' anecdotes of recent battles and army life, their last words and final messages, and Whitman's own reflections on the conflict's day-to-day and historical significance.

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One of America's most influential and innovative poets, Walt Whitman (1819-92) worked as a teacher, journalist, and volunteer nurse during the Civil War. Proclaimed as the nation's first "poet of democracy," Whitman reached out to common readers and opposed censorship with his overt celebrations of sexuality.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486476414
Author:
Whitman, Walt
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Introduction by:
Blaisdell, Bob
Introduction:
Blaisdell, Bob
Author:
Whitman Walt
Author:
Blaisdell, Bob
Subject:
Whitman, Walt
Subject:
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
Whitman
Subject:
Civil war
Subject:
Medical
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Americana
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.29 lb

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While serving as a volunteer at military hospitals, the poet recorded soldiers' anecdotes of army life, their last words and final messages, and his own reflections on the Civil War.
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While searching for his wounded brother during the Civil War, Walt Whitman found his vocation as a volunteer at military hospitals. These Memoranda record the sights and sounds he encountered: soldiers' anecdotes of recent battles and army life, their last words and final messages, and Whitman's own reflections on the conflict's day-to-day and historical significance.
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