Tag Archives: Walt Whitman

O Captain! My Captain!

There are many excellent reasons why Walt Whitman is considered the poet laureate of the American Civil War. His poetic style is much closer to that of the 20th century’s free verse rather than the labored rhyme schemes so popular … Continue reading

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ECW Continues to Emerge

Weave in, My Hardy Life by Walt Whitman  Weave in, weave in, my hardy life, Weave yet a soldier strong and full for great campaigns to come, Weave in red blood, weave sinews in like ropes, the senses, sight weave … Continue reading

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Death of a Hero

I wonder if I could ever convey to another–to you, for instance, Reader dear–the tender and terrible realities of such cases, (many, many happen’d,) as the one I am now going to mention……..Stewart C. Glover, Co. E., Fifth Wisconsin–was wounded, … Continue reading

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A Leg for Anse to Walk On

Despite all the horrors of Civil War combat, many soldiers feared a visit to a place even more loathsome than the battlefront—the field hospital. Given adequate time, a skilled doctor could perform complicated surgery to extract bullets or repair damage, but … Continue reading

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Specimen Days (The Inauguration) by Walt Whitman

  March 4th.–The President very quietly rode down to the Capitol in his own carriage, by himself, on a sharp trot, about noon, either because he wish’d to be on hand to sign bills, or to get rid of marching … Continue reading

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I Thought the Civil War Was Our National Pastime!

I see great things in baseball. It’s our game, the American game. It has the snap, go, fling, of the American atmosphere – belongs as much to our institutions, fits into them as significantly, as our constitutions, laws: is just … Continue reading

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Now the Drum of War—Part Four

Final part in a series  We conclude Rob Couteau’s interview with Robert Roper, author of the new book Now the Drum of War: Walt Whitman and His Brothers in the Civil War. In today’s installment, the writers talk about the international … Continue reading

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Now the Drum of War—Part Three

Third in a series  We continue Rob Couteau’s interview with Robert Roper, author of the new book Now the Drum of War: Walt Whitman and His Brothers in the Civil War. In today’s installment, the writers talk about Whitman’s groundbreaking Leaves … Continue reading

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Now the Drum of War—Part Two

Second in a series We continue Rob Couteau’s interview with Robert Roper, author of the new book Now the Drum of War: Walt Whitman and His Brothers in the Civil War. Today, the two writers will look at the way Whitman … Continue reading

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Now the Drum of War—Part One

First in a series by Rob Couteau In Now the Drum of War, Robert Roper makes a unique contribution to the ever-growing body of Walt Whitman scholarship. His book features an in-depth exploration of Walt’s relationship with his siblings, and … Continue reading

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