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Contents List of Illustrations Preface by Cristanne Miller A Civil War Time Line Abbreviations: Source Collections of Civil War Poetry for Part I Introduction: ?Words for the Hour?: Reading the American Civil War through Poetry by Faith Barrett PART I: Poems Published in Newspapers and Periodicals Antebellum Poetry Sarah Louisa Forten My Country Ella (Sarah Mapps Douglass?) The Mother and Her Captive Boy James Russell Lowell The Present Crisis Samuel Henry Dickson I Sigh for the Land of the Cypress and Pine William Gilmore Simms Southern Ode Song of the South Joshua McCarter Simpson Song of the "Aliened American" Henry David Thoreau The Vessel of Love, the Vessel of State Alfred Gibbs Campbell Lines Dan Emmett I Wish I Was in Dixie?s Land Charlotte Forten Grimké The Two Voices 1861 Richard Henry Stoddard To the Men of the North and West Lucy Larcom The Nineteenth of April James R. Randall My Maryland Jane T. H. Cross Over the River Oliver Wendell Holmes Brother Jonathan?s Lament for Sister Caroline Mrs. James Neall The Harvest-Field of 1861 Ellen Key Blunt The Southern Cross Augustus Julian Requier Our Faith in ?61 Catherine A. W. Warfield Manassas William Cullen Bryant Not Yet Francis Orray Ticknor The Old Rifleman Anonymous Cotton-Doodle M. Jeff Thompson Price?s Appeal to Missouri Ethelinda Beers The Picket-Guard Elizabeth Stoddard A Thought Anonymous Soldiers? Aid Societies Anonymous Let My People Go: A Song of the ?Contrabands? 1862 Julia Ward Howe Battle Hymn of the Republic Caroline Mason Anomalies George Henry Boker A Battle Hymn The Sword-Bearer Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The Cumberland R. M. Anderson The Song of the South R. R. The Stars and Bars John Williamson Palmer Stonewall Jackson?s Way Lucy Larcom Weaving John James Piatt To Abraham Lincoln Edmund Clarence Stedman Wanted?A Man Augustus Julian Requier Clouds in the West James Sloan Gibbons Three Hundred Thousand More William E. Pabor Emancipation Ellen Murray Half Way Mary H. C. Booth "While God He Leaves Me Reason, God He Will Leave Me Jim" Anonymous A Southern Scene F. T. Rockett Melt the Bells Nathaniel Graham Shepherd Roll Call 1863 Ralph Waldo Emerson Boston Hymn Bret Harte The Reveille Anonymous Conservative Chorus S. A. Jonas Only a Soldier?s Grave Elizabeth Akers Allen Spring at the Capital George Henry Boker The Black Regiment Alexander Beaufort Meek Wouldst Thou Have Me Love Thee Della Jerman Weeks The Wood of Gettysburg Anonymous Chickamauga, ?The Stream of Death!? J. Augustine Signaigo On the Heights of Mission Ridge Anonymous Negro Song of Mission Ridge Anonymous My Army Cross Over Anonymous Ride In, Kind Saviour Phoebe Cary Ready Caroline A. Ball The Jacket of Gray Ellen Flagg Death the Peacemaker Bret Harte The Copperhead Severn Teackle Wallis A Prayer for Peace Frederick A. Bartleson In Libby Prison?New-Year?s Eve 1863?4 1864 James Madison Bell From ?The Day and the War? Charles Graham Halpine Sambo's Right To Be Kilt William H. Hayward The Patriot Ishmael Day Emily M. Washington Confederate Song of Freedom James R. Randall At Fort Pillow George Henry Boker In the Wilderness Sonnet Frank H. Gassaway The Pride of Battery B Thomas Buchanan Read Sheridan?s Ride Thomas Manahan Brother, Tell Me of the Battle J. R. Bagby The Empty Sleeve Anonymous Reading the List Julia L. Keyes Only One Killed Thomas Bailey Aldrich Fredericksburg Jane T. H. Cross The Confederacy 1865 William Cullen Bryant My Autumn Walk Mary H. C. Booth I?m Dying, Comrade Anonymous The Voices of the Guns Kate Putnam Osgood Driving Home the Cows Joseph Blythe Allston "Stack Arms" Robert Falligant Doffing the Gray Augustus Julian Requier Ashes of Glory William Cullen Bryant The Death of Lincoln Christopher Pearse Cranch The Death-Blow The Martyr Bret Harte A Second Review of the Grand Army Sidney Lanier The Dying Words of Jackson Sarah E. Shuften Ethiopia?s Dead The Aftermath of the War Anonymous "Is There, Then, No Hope for the Nations?" Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Killed at the Ford Abram Joseph Ryan The Sword of Robert Lee Joshua McCarter Simpson Let the Banner Proudly Wave Mary Eliza Tucker Christmas, South, 1866 William Gilmore Simms ?Ay De Mi, Alhama!? Sidney Lanier To Our Hills Francis Orray Ticknor Little Giffen Francis Miles Finch The Blue and the Gray Bayard Taylor Gettysburg Ode Henrietta Cordelia Ray Lincoln <BR><HR><BR> <CH2> PART II: Collections and Volumes of Civil War Poetry George Moses Horton Slavery Lines The Poet's Feeble Petition General Grant?The Hero of the War The Southern Refugee Lincoln Is Dead Like Brothers We Meet The Dying Soldier?s Message The Spectator of the Battle of Belmont The Terrors of War Jefferson in a Tight Place The Soldier on His Way Home Weep John Greenleaf Whittier The Hunters of Men A Word for the Hour Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott At Port Royal The Battle Autumn of 1862 Barbara Frietchie What the Birds Said Walt Whitman Eighteen Sixty-One Beat! Beat! Drums! Virginia?The West Cavalry Crossing a Ford Bivouac on a Mountain Side An Army Corps on the March By the Bivouac?s Fitful Flame Come Up from the Fields Father Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night A March in the Ranks Hard-Prest, and the Road Unknown A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim Not the Pilot Year That Trembled and Reel?d Beneath Me The Wound-Dresser Dirge for Two Veterans Over the Carnage Rose Prophetic a Voice The Artilleryman?s Vision Ethiopia Saluting the Colors Not Youth Pertains to Me Look Down Fair Moon Reconciliation How Solemn as One by One As I Lay with My Head in Your Lap Camerado To a Certain Civilian Adieu to a Soldier Turn O Libertad To the Leaven?d Soil They Trod Pensive on Her Dead Gazing When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom?d Herman Melville The Portent Apathy and Enthusiasm The March into Virginia Ball?s Bluff Dupont?s Round Fight Donelson A Utilitarian View of the Monitor?s Fight Shiloh Malvern Hill The House-top Sheridan at Cedar Creek In the Prison Pen The College Colonel The Martyr Rebel Color-bearers at Shiloh ?Formerly a Slave? Magnanimity Baffled On the Slain Collegians On the Slain at Chickamauga An uninscribed Monument Frances Ellen Watkins Harper The Slave Mother Bible Defense of Slavery Eliza Harris The Slave Auction Bury Me in a Free Land To the Cleveland Union-Savers Words for the Hour An Appeal to My Countrywomen Lines to Miles O?Reiley The Deliverance Learning to Read Henry Timrod Ethnogenesis The Cotton Boll I Know Not Why A Cry to Arms Charleston The Two Armies Carmen Triumphale The Unknown Dead We May Not Falter Ode 1866 Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt Hearing the Battle?July 21, 1861 Army of Occupation Giving Back the Flower Shoulder-Rank Another War Mock Diamonds Over in Kentucky The Black Princess The Old Slave-Music Counsel?In the South A Child?s Party <BR><HR><BR> <CH3> PART III: Unpublished or Posthumously Published Poems Emily Dickinson To fight aloud, is very brave - Unto like Story - Trouble has enticed me - I like a look of Agony After great pain, a formal feeling comes - The name - of it - is "Autumn" - He fought like those Who?ve nought to lose - When I was small, a Woman died - It feels a shame to be Alive - One Anguish - in a Crowd - They dropped like Flakes - If any sink, assure that this, now standing - The Battle fought between the Soul No Rack can torture me - My Portion is Defeat - today - My Life had stood - a Loaded Gun - Color - Caste - Denomination - Dying! To be afraid of thee My Triumph lasted till the Drums I never hear that one is dead Obadiah Ethelbert Baker After the Battle: The Dirge Nov. 30th To an absent Wife Do You My Army Birth The Charge at Monterey The Charge at Farmington August 3rd, 1886 The Unknown Grave Glossary Biographies of Poets Index of Authors and Titles
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Poetry.
American poetry -- 19th century.
War poetry, American.