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STONEWALL JACKSON'S WAY.....

J. W. Palmer. 89

THE BAREFOOTED Boys.....

..Anonymous. 91

REVEILLE

Michael O'Connor.

92

SPRING IN WAR-TIME

Henry Timrod.

93

SPRING AT THE CAPITAL..

. Elizabeth Akers Allen. 95

At Port ROYAL........ John Greenleaf Whittier. 97

CAROLINA....

Henry Tinirod. ior

VOYAGE OF The Good SHIP UNION.. ..Oliver W. Holmes. 103

THE VIRGINIANS OF THE VALLEY...... Francis 0. Ticknor. 106

KEARNEY AT Seven PINES.....Edmund Clarence Stedman. 107

DIRGE FOR A SOLDIER

George H. Boker. 109

MALVERN HILL..

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps. 110

THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND MORE..

Anonymous. III

OUR PRIVILEGE..

. Bret Harte. 112

THE VOLUNTEER..

Elbridge Jefferson Cutler. 113

THE BURIAL OF LATANE....

John R. Thompson, 114

KILLED AT THE FORD......Henry Wadsworth Long fellow. 116

THE CAPTAIN'S WIFE..

Theodore Tilton. 117

"Our LEFT"

Francis 0. Ticknor. 119

WANTEDYA MAN.

Edmund Clarence Stedman. 120

BEYOND THE POTOMAC..

.Paul H. Hayne. 122

BARBARA FRIETCHIE.

..John Greenleaf Whittier. 124

THE HEART OF THE WAR..

....J. G. Holland. 126

CLARIBEL'S PRAYER..

M. L. Parmelee. 129

PicciOLA

..Anonymous. 131

COME UP FROM THE FIELDS, FATHER

Walt Whitman. 133

Nor YET...

William Cullen Bryant. 135

THE BATTLE AUTUMN OF 1862 ...

John Greenleaf Whittier. 136

NEVER OR Now

Oliver Wendell Holmes, 138

CLOUDS IN THE WEST

A. J. Requier. 139

A WORD WITH THE WEST..

..John R. Thompson, 140

THE BIVOUAC IN THE Snow... Margaret J. Preston, 143

FREDERICKSBURG..

Thomas Bailey Aldrich. 144

KILLED AT FREDERICKSBURG.

Chauncey Hickox. 144

CHRISTMAS NIGHT OF '62.

..W. Gordon MacCabe. 146

BOSTON HYMN..

.Ralph Waldo Emerson. 148

THE OLD SERGEANT.

Forceythe Willson. 151

READY...

Phæbe Cary. 157

THE DEAD CANNONEER

James R. Randall. 153

THE BAND IN THE PINES,

..John Esten Cooke. 159

CHARLESTON.

Henry Timrod. 160

The BATTLE OF CHARLESTON HARBOR..... Paul H. Hayne. 161

TWILIGHT ON SUMTER.

Richard Henry Stoddard. 164

KENAN'S CHARGE

.George Parsons Lathrop. 165

DEATH OF STONEWALL JACKSON ...Harry L. Flash. 167

THE BRIGADE Must Not Know, Sir!".....]. W. Palmer, 168

UNDER THE SHADE OF THE TREES. Margaret J. Preston. 169

THE BLACK REGIMENT...

George H. Boker. 170

A NAMELESS GRAVE. ..Henry Wadsworth Long fellow. 172

MISSING

Anonymous, 173

SOMEBODY's Darling.

M La Coste. 174

“HE'LL SEE IT WHEN HE WAKES

Frank Lee. 175

A GEORGIA VOLUNTEER

Mary Ashley Townsend, 177

BY THE POTOMAC

Thomas Bailey Aldrich. 179

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THE VOICES OF THE GUNS.

Anonymous. 179

Music IN CAMP....

John R. Thompson, 182

"How Are You, SANITARY ?”

Bret Harte. 185

GETTYSBURG

.Edmund Clarence Stedman. 186

AT GETTYSBURG

Anonymous. 192

JOHN BURNS OF GETTYSBURG.

.....Bret Harte. 194

READING THE LIST.

...Anonymous. 197

ROLL-CALL....

.N. G. Shepherd. 193

BY CHICKAMAUGA RIVER..

Hezekiah Butterworth. 200

The BATTLE IN THE CLOUDS.... William D. Howells. 202

AFTER ALL....

William Winter. 203

OUR CHRISTMAS HYMN.

John Dickson Bruns. 204

New Year's Eve..

.F. A. Bartleson, 207

ULRIC DAHLGREN.

.. Kate Brownlee Shertvood. 203

OBSEQUIES OF STUART

....John R. Thompson. 209
THE THOUSAND AND THIRTY-SEVEN. Charles G. Halpine. 212

DRIVING HOME THE Cows.... Kate Putnam Osgood. 213

THE SILENT MARCH......

Anonymous. 215

LEE TO THE REAR..

John R. Thompson. 216

RUNNING THE BLOCKADE....

Will Wallace Harney. 219

The ALABAMA..

.Maurice Bell. 224

THE BAY FIGHT

.Henry Howard Brownell. 226

Bivouac ON A MOUNTAIN Supe.

Walt Whitman. 241

SHERIDAN'S RIDE.

Thomas Buchanan Read. 242

THE CAVALRY CHARGE.

Francis A. Durivage. 244

The CAVALRY CHARGE.

.Benjamin F. Taylor. 246

THE CHARGE BY THE FORD. Thomas Dunn English. 247
CAVALRY SONG....

Edmund Clarence Stedman. 248

THE WATCHERS.

...John Greenleaf Whittier. 249

MY AUTUMN WALK.

William Cullen Bryant. 251

HYMN OF THE MOTHERS OF OUR VOLUNTEERS.

Horatio N. Powers. 253

WOMAN'S WAR MISSION........

Anonymous. 255

A WOMAN OF THE WAR..

..Rossiter Johnson. 258

THE LAST REGIMENT..

Joaquin Miller. 261

ShoT THROUGH THE HEART

.Ina Marie Porter. 263

SHERMAN'S MARCH TO THE SEA... ..Samuel H. M. Byers. 267

SONG OF SHERMAN'S ARMY...

Charles G. Halpine. 268

ETHIOPIA SALUTING THE COLORS

Walt Whitman. 270

SAVANNAH.....

.Alethea S. Burroughs. 271

THE FOE AT THE GATES.

..John Dickson Bruns. 272

FLAG OF TRUCE.

Amanda T. Jones. 274

“STACK ARMS!"

- Joseph Blynth Alston. 276

“ASHES OF GLORY

...Á. J. Requier. 277

THE CONQUERED BANNER.

..Abram J. Ryan, 278

IN THE LAND WHERE WE WERB DREAMING ...D. B. Lucas. 28o

ABRAHAM LINCOLN...

.Richard Henry Stoddard. 282

WHEN LILACS LAST IN THE DOORYARD Bloom'd.

Walt Whitman. 287

O CAPTAIN! MY CAPTAIN !...

Walt Whitman. 291

ABRAHAM LINCOLN..

...Henry Howard Brownell. 292

PROMETHEUS VINCTUS...

..Fanny Downing. 305

GONE FORWARD”.

..Margaret J. Preston. 308

VANQUISHED...

.Francis F. Browne. 309

PREFATORY.

This collection of Poetry of the Civil War, begun several years ago for the compiler's personal satisfaction, has grown in extent and interest, until its publication is thought to be justified by the demand for books relating to the war, and by the literary and historical value of the material. During the war, and soon after, various volumes appeared, containing indiscriminate collections of Northern or Southern war-songs. Viewed at this distance, most of them seem sad stuff. In that stormy period, patriotic fervor was stronger than poetic impulse, and rude doggerel was often lifted into favor by a buoyant tune. War-songs, whose popularity was due to their music rather than their words, have, with very few exceptions, been excluded from this volume. Its aim has been to present a body of the really notable poetry which the war evoked : a record of the feelings and experiences of that heroic epoch, as they were wrought into lyrical expression. Time enough has elapsed to enable the war-poems of either side to be read without resentment; and hence no piece is excluded for its political sentiments, if it has sufficient poetic merit. Some pieces containing strong passages,

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which have enjoyed popular favor, are spoiled by their coarseness; while others, which were thought " thrilling" in their time, now seem little more than wild cries of rage and hate.

The two classes of poems, Northern and Southern, at first intended to be placed separately in the volume, were finally brought together, for the sufficient reasons that their interest is thus increased, and in some cases it could not be determined to which side a piece belonged; and, further, that as there is no political division between North and South, there should be no division in their literature. It is hoped that nothing in this volume will shock the political sensibilities of anyone, least of all the soldiers of the war. The compiler is able to speak authoritatively for only one soldier; but, judging by his own feelings, and by the cordial approval and ready aid the project has received from others, North and South, he believes there is little to be feared in this direction. Far from reviving sectional animosities, these echoes of a war whose memory is brightened by so many heroic deeds, in which the national mettle was so amply proved and mutual respect came to succeed bitterness and hate, should serve to unite more firmly the bonds of a common patriotism.

It is too much to expect that, with the large mass of material to select from, and the limited space of this volume, every reader will find here the poem which he seeks; or to hope that no doubtful piece has been admitted. The compiler will feel satis

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