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The Sacrificial Years

a Chronicle of Walt Whitman's Experiences in the Civil War
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In late 1862, at the height of the Civil War, the poet and former newspaperman Walt Whitman traveled to a Virginia base camp in search of his wounded brother. The unattended misery he found--rows of unburied corpses, piles of amputated limbs, wounded men lying on the frozen ground--moved him to "a profound conviction of…


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