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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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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