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by John Harmon McElroy,Walt Whitman

Download The Sacrificial Years: A Chronicle of Walt Whitman's Experiences in the Civil War ePub
  • ISBN 1567920799
  • ISBN13 978-1567920796
  • Language English
  • Author John Harmon McElroy,Walt Whitman
  • Publisher David R Godine Pub (March 1, 1999)
  • Pages 167
  • Formats txt lrf lit lrf
  • Category Biography
  • Subcategory Leaders and Notable People
  • Size ePub 1684 kb
  • Size Fb2 1982 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 460

Gathers letters and articles Whitman wrote during the Civil War

Walt Whitman served as a volunteer nurse in Civil War hospitals from 1862 through 1865. He recorded his experiences in hundreds of letters and "memoranda" describing the suffering and heroism of both Union and Confederate soldiers.

Walt Whitman served as a volunteer nurse in Civil War hospitals from 1862 through 1865. Although some of this material has been previously published, it has never before appeared in the chronological sequence of the events described, thus producing the effect of a diary-something Whitman didn't keep (but wished he had) during the war years.

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Introduction by John Harmon McElroy . Rare and significant books and manuscripts, et. 1600 - present. Art, science, history and literature.

Published by Godine, Boston, 1999. From Bauer Rare Books (San Diego, CA, .

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Whitman's 'Song of Myself.

Walt Whitman (/ˈhwɪtmən/; May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sensuality.

The sacrifice of the title refers not only to those who fought in the Civil War, but to Whitman's years as an Army Hospital volunteer, when he read newspapers and wrote letters home for patients; distributed tobacco, oranges, and quince jelly; and simply sat beside those too ill to talk.

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SiIеnt
Walt Whitman wrote many journals, letters and diaries during his years volunteering at the hospitals in Washington DC. There are many books out there which claim to combine all those elements into one book. This book does an OK job of combining everything. The editor organizes the book by Month, which makes referencing easy. However, the editor chose not to include the original date the piece was written. Whitman dated almost everything, but this editor took those out in favor or numbering in passage in sequence. If you want to know WHEN a passage was written, you will need to find it in another book. In addition, the editor removed the context for each piece. For example, some passages are letters to his mother or an article for the newspapers in New York. Because this information is removed, and because each passage has text removed in order to make each passage short, this book lacks some of the important detials needed to see the big picture of Whitman's life. I am currently studying Whitman during the Civil War, and although I have used this book as reference, I have needed to go to other books to find out when and where each passage was written. This is a good starting point for someone who wants to quickly glance at Whitman's experiences, but I would also recommend Walt Whitman's Civil War, edited by Lowenfals and The Better Angel, by Roy Morris Jr.
Foginn
Fabulous. This book collects Whitman's diary entries during the years he spent as part-time federal clerk and 'hospital visitor' in Washington hospitals during and after the Civil War. As a war vet, I have never seen such beautiful and balanced writing about the experience of being in and around a war zone. Whitman also shares his observations of Washington (under construction) and New York (oblivious), as well as of Abe Lincoln as he passed back and forth every day from the White House to his sleeping quarters in the Soldiers Home. A vivid, moving, birds eye view, written by one of the most sensitive writers in our history.