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The Resource The sacrificial years : a chronicle of Walt Whitman's experiences in the Civil War, edited and with an introduction by John Harmon McElroy

The sacrificial years : a chronicle of Walt Whitman's experiences in the Civil War, edited and with an introduction by John Harmon McElroy

Label
The sacrificial years : a chronicle of Walt Whitman's experiences in the Civil War
Title
The sacrificial years
Title remainder
a chronicle of Walt Whitman's experiences in the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
edited and with an introduction by John Harmon McElroy
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 there - rows of unburied corpses, piles of amputated limbs, wounded men lying on the frozen ground - moved him to (as he wrote) "a profound conviction of necessity" that he had to help relieve it. Whitman spent the next four years, at great personal and professional sacrifice, working as a voluntary nurse at military hospitals in the frontline capital of Washington, tending to the sick and wounded well past the war's end." "The Sacrificial Years is Walt Whitman's own story of his involvement in the Civil War and of his thoughts and feelings about this great crisis. Whitman himself never kept a diary of his experiences (a fact he later regretted), but he did write hundreds of letters, newspaper articles, and "memoranda."" "Whitman's war chronicles are one of the essential documents of those crucial years. This edition contains nearly 300 entries, and is further enhanced with 50 compelling period photographs of the many places, people, and events that Whitman captured so vividly in his prose."--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1819-1892
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitman, Walt
Dewey number
  • 818/.303
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3231
LC item number
.A364 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McElroy, John Harmon
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Whitman, Walt
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Whitman, Walt
  • United States
  • United States
  • Poets, American
  • Poets, American
  • War work
  • United States
  • Sezessionskrieg
  • American poets
  • United States
Label
The sacrificial years : a chronicle of Walt Whitman's experiences in the Civil War, edited and with an introduction by John Harmon McElroy
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy035/97017833.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-162) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • John Harmon McElroy
  • The Sacrificial Years
  • Prelude to Service, 1861 and 1862
  • First Year of Service, 1863
  • Second Year of Service, 1864
  • Third Year of Service, 1865
  • Final Year of Service, 1866
Control code
ocm37109109
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 167 pages
Isbn
9781567920796
Lccn
97017833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o37109109
  • (OCoLC)37109109
Label
The sacrificial years : a chronicle of Walt Whitman's experiences in the Civil War, edited and with an introduction by John Harmon McElroy
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy035/97017833.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-162) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • John Harmon McElroy
  • The Sacrificial Years
  • Prelude to Service, 1861 and 1862
  • First Year of Service, 1863
  • Second Year of Service, 1864
  • Third Year of Service, 1865
  • Final Year of Service, 1866
Control code
ocm37109109
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 167 pages
Isbn
9781567920796
Lccn
97017833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o37109109
  • (OCoLC)37109109

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