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Archive for October, 2009

Jessica Pike for October 27th

Posted: Sunday, October 25th, 2009 @ 9:35 pm in Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

Obviously Whitman loved Abraham Lincoln. Countless lines of Whitman’s poetry, prose, journals, and lectures describe a deep admiration and love for the “Martyr Chief”. However, as I read Whitman’s expression of his love for Lincoln in the “Memories of President Lincoln” poems, I have to wonder if the love for Lincoln could be compared to […]

Material Culture Museum Entry: Musical Instruments And Their Songs

Posted: Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 @ 2:36 pm in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Bealeton, Va. Drum corps, 93d New York Infantry Throughout the Civil War, music played a significant part in soldiers’ daily lives. According to Aaron Sheehan-Dean in his work, The View From the Ground Experiences of Civil War Soldiers, songs persuaded men to enlist, comforted them during battle, entertained them in camp, supported them during drill […]

Jessica Pike for October 20th

Posted: Sunday, October 18th, 2009 @ 6:46 pm in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I feel that Morris truly brought alive the Walt Whitman that arrived at the Lacey House during the height of the Civil War. The description of Whitman that was portrayed throughout “The Better Angel” and Calder’s “Personal Recollections of Walt Whitman” was a man that was a selfless individual who felt a calling to assist […]

Jessica Pike for October 6th

Posted: Sunday, October 4th, 2009 @ 10:59 pm in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

The first thought that crossed my mind after reading all of “Drum-Taps” was that the Civil War had humbled Walt Whitman. It is difficult for me to imagine the 1855 Whitman and the 1892 Whitman as the same individual. In the 1855 Leaves of Grass Whitman even admits that he is egotistical and writes, “I […]

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