For the best experience, please enable Javascript
x
Warning - This version of Internet Explorer is out of date. It has known security flaws and may not display all features of this website correctly. Please consider updating this browser.

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

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

By: Walt Whitman, Bob Blaisdell

  • Book
  • Reg. Price › $6.95
  • Sale Price › $5.21
  • You Save › 25%
  • eBook
  • Sale Price › $5.56
  • Paperback + eBook
  • Reg. Price › $7.65
  • Share this book:
  • Share on Google+

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.

Reprint of Whitman's original edition, Camden, New Jersey, 1875-76.
AvailabilityUsually ships in 24 to 48 hours
ISBN 100486476413
ISBN 139780486476414
Author/EditorWalt Whitman, Bob Blaisdell
FormatBook
Page Count112
Dimensions5 3/8 x 8 1/2

You might also Like...

Product Review

Out of Stock Notification: