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Walt Whitman's Memoranda During the War

by Coviello, Peter, ed.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Retail Price: $12.95
Issue: Fall 2006
ISBN: 0195167937

Learning of the wounding of his brother, Walt Whitman abandoned his Brooklyn tenement for the blood-soaked battlefields of the Civil War. There, he transformed the agony, heroism, and confusion of battle into vivid journal entries and general correspondence. Editor Peter Coviello includes Whitman's celebrated speech The Death of Abraham Lincoln as well as poems that shed additional light onto one of America's darkest hours.

review of Walt Whitman's Memoranda During the War, by Coviello, Peter, ed., Civil War Book Review, (Fall 2006).