Walt Whitman in Washington, D.C.:: The Civil War and America's Great Poet by Garrett PeckWalt Whitman in Washington, D.C.:: The Civil War and America's Great Poet by Garrett Peck

Walt Whitman in Washington, D.C.:: The Civil War and America's Great Poet

byGarrett Peck

Paperback | March 23, 2015

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Walt Whitman was already famous for Leaves of Grass when he journeyed to the nation's capital at the height of the Civil War to find his brother George, a Union officer wounded at the Battle of Fredericksburg. Whitman eventually served as a volunteer "hospital missionary," making more than six hundred hospital visits and serving over eighty thousand sick and wounded soldiers in the next three years. With the 1865 publication of Drum-Taps, Whitman became poet laureate of the Civil War, aligning his legacy with that of Abraham Lincoln. He remained in Washington until 1873 as a federal clerk, engaging in a dazzling literary circle and fostering his longest romantic relationship, with Peter Doyle. Author Garrett Peck details the definitive account of Walt Whitman's decade in the nation's capital.
Title:Walt Whitman in Washington, D.C.:: The Civil War and America's Great PoetFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.31 inPublished:March 23, 2015Publisher:Arcadia PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1626199736

ISBN - 13:9781626199736

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