Life & Letters

Correspondence

Civil War Correspondence

Between the first week of 1860 and the final days of 1866, Walt Whitman wrote and received more than 600 letters. Taken collectively, they span one of the most important periods of Whitman's life. In terms of his artistic output, these letters chronicle the publication of the 1860 edition of Leaves of Grass, his preparation of two lost books The Banner At Day-Break (1861) and Memoranda of a Year (1863), the long road to the release of Drum-Taps (1865) and Sequel to Drum-Taps (1865), and the printing of the 1867 edition of Leaves of Grass. More importantly, Whitman's correspondence during this period documents what he called "the volcanic upheaval of the nation"—the election of Abraham Lincoln, the dawning of Civil War, the enlistment and wounding and subsequent imprisonment of Whitman's brother George, Whitman's move to the nation's capital to tend to the sick and wounded in Washington's hospitals, his own faltering health, the end of war, the assassination of the president, Whitman's firing from his government post, and the aftermath of war. No other time in Walt Whitman's life was so emotionally trying or so physically draining, but in his twilight years, he told Horace Traubel, "The war saved me: what I saw in the war set me up for all time—the days in the hospitals." And it is his letters that reveal that daily process of trial and redemption. From his heart-heavy missives to his mother to the battlefront dispatches from his brother, from the cheering and playful correspondence with friends and former patients to the bereft and soul-baring letters to the families of dead soldiers, no other set of manuscripts better chronicles, day by day, this turning point in American history and in the life of America's national poet.

This collection, made possible by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, brings together previously edited print material and freshly edited material that has never appeared in print. We thank all those holding relevant manuscripts—a great number of repositories and private collectors—for their cooperation with our project. The location of the original manuscript is indicated for each letter in the "About the Text" section. For the first time, all of Whitman's letters from this period are gathered, both sides of Whitman's correspondence (outgoing and incoming) are presented together, and the letters are annotated, linked, and searchable. Previously unpublished letters are presented with scans of the original documents—and scans of all manuscripts will be added over time. In short, this is the first complete edition of Whitman's correspondence for the Civil War period. For more information on the transcription and encoding of these diverse materials, please see our statement of editorial policy.

By default, the letters are listed in chronological order. Users have the option to sort the letters by both sender and recipient. In a later stage of the project, users will be able to search the text and XML-encoding of the documents to return relevant results.

Outgoing and Incoming Correspondence, 1860–1866

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Whitman, Walt to the Editor of the New York Sunday Courier, 16 January 1860

Whitman, Walt to James Russell Lowell, 20 January 1860

Thayer & Eldridge to Walt Whitman, 10 February 1860

Thayer & Eldridge to Walt Whitman, 27 February 1860

Thayer & Eldridge to Walt Whitman, 2 March 1860

Whitman, Walt to the Editor of the Atlantic Monthly, 2 March 1860

Ticknor and Fields to Walt Whitman, 6 March 1860

Thayer & Eldridge to Walt Whitman, 7 March 1860

Thayer & Eldridge to Walt Whitman, 9 March 1860

Vaughan, Frederick B. to Walt Whitman, 19 March 1860

Hine, Charles W. to Walt Whitman, 21 March 1860

Vaughan, Frederick B. to Walt Whitman, 21 March 1860

Whitman, Louisa Van Velsor to Walt Whitman, [26–31? March 1860]

Clapp, Henry, Jr. to Walt Whitman, 27 March 1860

Vaughan, Frederick B. to Walt Whitman, 27 March 1860

Whitman, Walt to Abby H. Price, 29 March 1860

Whitman, Walt to Thomas Jefferson Whitman, 1 April 1860

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 3 April 1860

Whitman, Louisa Van Velsor to Walt Whitman, [4 April 1860]

Sammis, O. K. to Walt Whitman, 6 April 1860

Vaughan, Frederick B. to Walt Whitman, 9 April 1860

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 16 April 1860

Baker, Frederick to Walt Whitman, 23 April 1860

Whitman, Walt to Frederick Baker, 24 April 1860

Vaughan, Frederick B. to Walt Whitman, 30 April 1860

Whitman, Walt to Thayer & Eldridge, May 1860

Whitman, Louisa Van Velsor to Walt Whitman, [2–4 May 1860]

Whitman, Walt to Thomas Jefferson Whitman, 10 May 1860

Clapp, Henry, Jr. to Walt Whitman, 12 May 1860

Clapp, Henry, Jr. to Walt Whitman, 14 May 1860

Vaughan, Frederick B. to Walt Whitman, 17 May 1860

Heyde, Charles L. to Walt Whitman, 18 May 1860

Vaughan, Frederick B. to Walt Whitman, 21 May 1860

Thayer & Eldridge to Walt Whitman, 24 May 1860

Thayer, William Wilde to Walt Whitman, 5 June 1860

Whitman, Walt to Henry Clapp, Jr., 12 June 1860

Thayer & Eldridge to Walt Whitman, 14 June 1860

Redpath, James to Walt Whitman, 25 June 1860

Smith, Susan Garnet to Walt Whitman, 11 July 1860

Thayer & Eldridge to Walt Whitman, 27 July 1860

Whitman, Walt to Thayer & Eldridge, August 1860

Walton, Wilhelmina to Walt Whitman, 16 August 1860

Thayer & Eldridge to Walt Whitman, 17 August 1860

Thayer & Eldridge to Walt Whitman, 11 October 1860

Thayer & Eldridge to Walt Whitman, 15 October 1860

Whitman, Walt to Thayer & Eldridge, late 1860

Thayer & Eldridge to Walt Whitman, 1 December 1860

Thayer & Eldridge to Walt Whitman, 5 December 1860

Jewell, Harvey and C. S. Kendall to Walt Whitman, 6 February 1861

Thayer, William Wilde to Walt Whitman, 19 April 1861

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 28 June 1861

Whitman, Walt to George Washington Whitman, 12 July 1861

Whitman, Walt to James Russell Lowell, 1 October 1861

Whitman, Walt to James Russell Lowell, 2 October 1861

Atlantic Monthly to Walt Whitman, 10 October 1861

Whitman, Walt to Samuel Livingston Breese, November 1861

Soule, Silas S. to Walt Whitman, 8 January 1862

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 9 February 1862

Soule, Silas S. to Walt Whitman, 12 March 1862

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 16 March 1862

Whitman, George Washington to Mary Elizabeth Whitman, 19 March 1862

Eyre, Ellen to Walt Whitman, 25 March 1862

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 12 April 1862

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 27 April 1862

Vaughan, Frederick B. to Walt Whitman, 2 May 1862

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 12 May 1862

Redpath, James to Walt Whitman, 26 May 1862

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 1 June 1862

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 9 June 1862

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 29 June 1862

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 11 July 1862

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 21 July 1862

Soule, Silas S. to Walt Whitman, Summer 1862

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 17 August 1862

Thayer, William Wilde to Walt Whitman, 31 August 1862

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 5 September 1862

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 5 September 1862 (?)

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 19 September 1862

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 21 September 1862

Rich, Theodore to Walt Whitman, 25 September 1862

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 30 September 1862

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 20 October 1862

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 10 November 1862

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 8 December 1862

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 16 December 1862

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 19? December 1862

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 19 December 1862

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 29 December 1862

Whitman, Walt to Ralph Waldo Emerson, 29 December 1862

Whitman, Walt to an unidentified correspondent, (?) (?) 1863

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 1 January 1863

Whitman, Walt to Martha Whitman, 2-4 January 1863

Whitman, George Washington to Thomas Jefferson Whitman, 8 January 1863

Emerson, Ralph Waldo to Salmon P. Chase, 10 January 1863

Emerson, Ralph Waldo to William H. Seward, 10 January 1863

Emerson, Ralph Waldo to Walt Whitman, 12 January 1863

Whitman, George Washington to Walt Whitman, 13 January 1863

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 13 January 1863

Wood, George to Walt Whitman, [15 January 1863]

Whitman, Walt to Thomas Jefferson Whitman, 16 January 1863

Whitman, Walt to Ralph Waldo Emerson, 17 January 1863

Whitman, Walt to George Wood, 17 January 1863

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 22 January 1863

Lane, Moses to Walt Whitman, 26 January 1863

Whitman, George Washington to Walt Whitman, 1 February 1863

Whitman, George Washington to Walt Whitman, 6 February 1863

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 6 February 1863

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 6 February 1863

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 8 February 1863

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 9 February 1863

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 10 February 1863

Whitman, George Washington to Walt Whitman, 12 February 1863

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 12 February 1863

Whitman, Walt to Thomas Jefferson Whitman, 13 February 1863

Whitman, Walt to John Swinton, 23 February 1863

Swinton, John to Walt Whitman, 25 February 1863

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 25 February 1863

Whitman, George Washington to Walt Whitman, 25 February 1863

Harper's Weekly to Walt Whitman, 26 February 1863

Whitman, George Washington to Charles W. LeGendre, 27 February 1863

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 3 March 1863

Whitman, Walt to Thomas Jefferson Whitman, 6 March 1863

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 8 March 1863

Whitman, Louisa Van Velsor to Walt Whitman, [9–14] March 1863

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 9 March 1863

Boyd, Justus F. to Walt Whitman, 10 March 1863

Redpath, James to Walt Whitman, 10 March 1863

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 12 March 1863

Whitman, Walt to Thomas Jefferson Whitman, 18 March 1863

Whitman, Louisa Van Velsor to Walt Whitman, 19 March [1863]

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 19 March 1863

Whitman, Walt to Nathaniel Bloom and John F. S. Gray, 19-20 March 1863

Kingsley, Charles S. to Walt Whitman, 21 March 1863

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 21 March 1863

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 31 March 1863

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 2 April 1863

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 2 April 1863

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 3 April 1863

Wallace, Will W. to Walt Whitman, 5 April 1863

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 6 April 1863

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 11 April 1863

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 13 April 1863

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 15 April 1863

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 20 April 1863

Whitman, Walt to Thomas P. Sawyer, 21 April 1863

Whitman, George Washington to Thomas Jefferson Whitman, 22 April 1863

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 25 April 1863

Sawyer, Thomas P. to Walt Whitman, 26 April 1863

Whitman, Walt to Thomas P. Sawyer, 26 April 1863

Boyd, Justus F. to Walt Whitman, 27 April 1863

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 28 April 1863

McReady, Fred to Walt Whitman, 29 April 1863

Whitman, Louisa Van Velsor to Walt Whitman, [29 April 1863]

Gray, John F.S. to Walt Whitman, 1 May 1863

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 2 May 1863

Redpath, James to Walt Whitman, 5 May 1863

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 5 May 1863

Wallace, Will W. to Walt Whitman, 7 May 1863

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 9 May 1863

Whitman, Walt to Moses Lane, 11 May 1863

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 12 May 1863

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 13 May 1863

Boyd, Justus F. to Walt Whitman, 14 May 1863

Whitman, Walt to Nicholas Wyckoff and Daniel L. Northrup, 14 May 1863

Whitman, George Washington to Thomas Jefferson Whitman, 15 May 1863

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 19 May 1863

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 26 May 1863

Lane, Moses to Walt Whitman, 27 May 1863

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 27 May 1863

Whitman, Walt to Thomas P. Sawyer, 27 May 1863

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 29 May 1863

Barker, John J. to Walt Whitman, 5 June 1863

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 9 June 1863

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 13 June 1863

Barker, John J. to Walt Whitman, 19 June 1863

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 22 June 1863

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 30 June 1863

Wallace, Will W. to Walt Whitman, 1 July 1863

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 7 July 1863

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 7 July 1863

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 8 July 1863

Brown, Lewis K. to Walt Whitman, 10 July 1863

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 10 July 1863

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 15 July 1863

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 19 July 1863

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 23 July 1863

Small, Alvah H. to Walt Whitman, 24 July 1863

Brown, Lewis K. to Walt Whitman, 27 July 1863

Whitman, Walt to Samuel B. Haskell and Mrs. Samuel B. Haskell, 27 July 1863

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 28 July 1863

Vandemark, William E. to Walt Whitman, 31 July 1863

Whitman, Walt to Thomas P. Sawyer, August 1863

Whitman, Walt to Lewis K. Brown, 1 August 1863

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 4 August 1863

Whitman, Walt to James Redpath (?), 6 August 1863

Whitman, Walt to Hugo Fritsch, Before 7 August 1863

Whitman, Walt to Hugo Fritsch, 7 August 1863

Brown, Lewis K. to Walt Whitman, 10 August 1863

Whitman, Walt to Samuel B. Haskell and Mrs. Samuel B. Haskell, 10 August 1863

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 11 August 1863

Whitman, Walt to Lewis K. Brown, 11 August 1863

Whitman, Louisa Van Velsor to Walt Whitman, [13–17? August 1863]

Whitman, Walt to Lewis K. Brown, 15 August 1863

Whitman, Walt to Nathaniel Bloom, 15 August 1863

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 16 August 1863

Vandemark, William E. to Walt Whitman, 17 August 1863

Babbitt, Mary A. and Caleb H. Babbitt to Walt Whitman, 18 August 1863

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 18 August 1863

Brown, Lewis K. to Walt Whitman, 22 August 1863

Whitman, Louisa Van Velsor to Walt Whitman, [22–23? August 1863]

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 25 August 1863

Scott, C. L. to Walt Whitman, 31 August 1863

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 1 September 1863

Whitman, Louisa Van Velsor to Walt Whitman, [31 August or 2 September 1863]

Whitman, Walt to Mary A. Babbitt, 3 September 1863

Whitman, Louisa Van Velsor to Walt Whitman, [5–23 September 1863]

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 5 September 1863

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 5 September 1863

Whitman, Walt to Nathaniel Bloom, 5 September 1863

Babbitt, Mary A. to Walt Whitman, 6 September 1863

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 7 September 1863

Whitman, Walt to Miss Gregg, 7 September 1863

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 8 September 1863

Whitman, Walt to Samuel B. Haskell, 9 September 1863

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 15 September 1863

Whitman, Walt to Bethuel Smith, 16 September 1863

Smith, Bethuel to Walt Whitman, 17 September 1863

Smith, Bethuel to Walt Whitman, 17 September 1863

Babbitt, Caleb H. to Walt Whitman, 18 September 1863

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 18 September 1863

Russell, Le Baron to Walt Whitman, 21 September 1863

Whitman, George Washington to Thomas Jefferson Whitman, 22 September 1863

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 22 September 1863

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 24 September 1863

Whitman, Louisa Van Velsor to Walt Whitman, [25 September or 2 October 1863]

Smith, Bethuel to Walt Whitman, 28 September 1863

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 29 September 1863

Curtis, Margaret S. to Walt Whitman, 1 October 1863

Whitman, Walt to William S. Davis, 1 October 1863

Russell, Le Baron to Walt Whitman, 4 October 1863

Whitman, Walt to Margaret S. Curtis, 4 October 1863

Russell, Le Baron to Walt Whitman, 6 October 1863

Stevenson, Hannah E. to Walt Whitman, 6 October 1863

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 6 October 1863

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 7 October 1863

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 8 October 1863

Whitman, Walt to Hugo Fritsch, 8 October 1863

Whitman, Walt to Hannah E. Stevenson, 8 October 1863

Whitman, Walt to James Redpath, 12 October 1863

Whitman, Walt to Abby H. Price, 11-15 October 1863

Smith, Bethuel to Walt Whitman, 13 October 1863

Stilwell, Julia to Walt Whitman, 13 October 1863

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 13 October 1863

Redpath, James to Walt Whitman, 14 October 1863

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 15 October 1863

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 16 October 1863

Babbitt, Caleb H. to Walt Whitman, 18 October 1863

Stilwell, John and Margaret Stilwell to Walt Whitman, 20 October 1863

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 20 October 1863

Whitman, Louisa Van Velsor to Walt Whitman, [21 October 1863]

Whitman, Walt to Julia Elizabeth Stilwell, 21 October 1863

Whitman, Walt to James Redpath, 21 October 1863

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 22 October 1863

Stilwell, Margaret to Walt Whitman, 25 October 1863

Childs, S. H. and Caleb H. Babbitt to Walt Whitman, 26 October 1863

Whitman, Louisa Van Velsor to Walt Whitman, [26 October 1863]

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 27 October 1863

Redpath, James to Walt Whitman, 28 October 1863

Whitman, Walt to Margaret S. Curtis, 28 October 1863

Vandemark, William E. to Walt Whitman, 2 November 1863

Brown, Lewis K. to Walt Whitman, 5 November 1863

Fox, Elijah Douglass to Walt Whitman, 7 November 1863

Russell, Le Baron to Walt Whitman, 8 November 1863

Whitman, Walt to Lewis K. Brown, 8-9 November 1863

Fox, Elijah Douglass to Walt Whitman, 10 November 1863

O'Connor, Ellen M. to Walt Whitman, 10 November 1863

McFarland, William F. to Walt Whitman, 11 November 1863

Brown, Lewis K. to Walt Whitman, 13-14 November 1863

Whitman, Walt to Ellen M. O'Connor, 15 November 1863

Whitman, Walt to Charles W. Eldridge, 17 November 1863

Whitman, Walt to Thomas P. Sawyer, 20 (?) November 1863

Brooks, Livingston J. to Walt Whitman, 21 November 1863

O'Connor, Ellen M. to Walt Whitman, 21 November 1863

Whitman, Walt to Elijah Douglass Fox, 21 November 1863

O'Connor, Ellen M. to Walt Whitman, 24 November 1863

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 3 December 1863

Whitman, Walt to Le Baron Russell, 3 December 1863

Whitman, Louisa Van Velsor to Walt Whitman, [4–5 December 1863]

Whitman, Walt to George Washington Whitman, 6 December 1863

Vandemark, William E. to Walt Whitman, 7 December 1863

Fox, Elijah Douglass to Walt Whitman, 9 December 1863

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 9 December 1863

Shillaber, Benjamin Penhallow to Walt Whitman, 10 December 1863

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 15 December 1863

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 15 December 1863

Smith, Bethuel to Walt Whitman, 16 December 1863

Vandemark, William E. to Walt Whitman, 16 December 1863

Whitman, Louisa Van Velsor to Walt Whitman, [16–17 December 1863]

Whitman, Louisa Van Velsor to Walt Whitman, [19–24? December 1863]

Trowbridge, John T. to Walt Whitman, 21 December 1863

Brooks, Livingston J. to Walt Whitman, 22 December 1863

Bush, Alonzo S. to Walt Whitman, 22 December 1863

Fox, Elijah Douglass to Walt Whitman, 24 December 1863

Vandemark, William E. to Walt Whitman, 25 December 1863

Whitman, Louisa Van Velsor to Walt Whitman, [25 December 1863]

Whitman, Walt to John Townsend Trowbridge, 27 December 1863

Stilwell, Margaret to Walt Whitman, 28 December 1863

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 28 December 1863

Vandemark, William E. to Walt Whitman, 29 December 1863

Trowbridge, John T. to Walt Whitman, 30 December 1863

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 8 January 1864

Millis, Sr., William H. to Walt Whitman, 9 January 1864

Sawyer, Thomas P. to Walt Whitman, 21 January 1864

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 29 January 1864

Whitman, Walt to Le Baron Russell, February 1864

Neat, Thomas B. to Walt Whitman, 2 February 1864

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 2 February 1864

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 5 February 1864

Whitman, Walt to John Townsend Trowbridge, 8 February 1864

Bush, Alonzo S. to Walt Whitman, 11 February 1864

Trowbridge, John T. to Walt Whitman, 12 February 1864

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 12 February 1864

Liebenau, Andrew J. to Walt Whitman, 20 February 1864

Smith, Bethuel to Walt Whitman, 28 February 1864

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 2 March 1864

Larr, Alfred L. to Walt Whitman, 5 March 1864

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 6 March 1864

Bush, Alonzo S. to Walt Whitman, 7 March 1864

Jellison, William A. to Walt Whitman, 9 March 1864

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 11 March 1864

Whitman, Walt to Moses Lane (?), 13 (?) March 1864

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 15 March 1864

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 19 March 1864

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 22 March 1864

Worster, Rodney R. to Walt Whitman, 28 March 1864

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 29 March 1864

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 31 March 1864

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 3 April 1864

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 5 April 1864

Vandemark, William E. to Walt Whitman, 7 April 1864

Whitman, Walt to George Washington Whitman, 9 April 1864

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 10 April 1864

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 14 April 1864

Whitman, George Washington to Walt Whitman, 16 April 1864

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 19 April 1864

Briggs, Lucia Jane Russell to Walt Whitman, 21 April 1864

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 26 April 1864

Whitman, Walt to Lucia Jane Russell Briggs, 26 April 1864

Whitman, Walt to James P. Kirkwood, 27 (?) April 1864

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 28 April 1864

Whitman, George Washington to Walt Whitman, 29 April 1864

Farwell, Reuben to Walt Whitman, 30 April 1864

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 3 May 1864

Farwell, Reuben to Walt Whitman, 5 May 1864

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 6 May 1864

Gray, John F. S. to Walt Whitman, 7 May 1864

Livensparger, Isaac to Walt Whitman, 7 May 1864

Cunningham, Helen S. to Walt Whitman, 9 May 1864

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 9 May 1864

Farwell, Reuben to Walt Whitman, 10 May 1864

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 10 May 1864

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 12 May 1864

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 13 May 1864

Smith, Aaron to Walt Whitman, 14 May 1864

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Hannah L. Heyde Whitman, 15 May 1864

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 16 May 1864

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 18 May 1864

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 20 May 1864

Whitman, Walt to John Townsend Trowbridge, 20 May 1864

Whitman, Walt to Thomas Jefferson Whitman, 23 May 1864

Worthen, W. E. to Walt Whitman, 23 May 1864

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 25 May 1864

Harris, Charles H. to Walt Whitman, 30 May 1864

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 30 May 1864

Boyd, Justus F. to Walt Whitman, 1 June 1864

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 3 June 1864

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 7 June 1864

Farwell, Reuben to Walt Whitman, 8 June 1864

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 10 June 1864

Cunningham, Helen S. to Walt Whitman, 11 June 1864

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 14 June 1864

Farwell, Reuben to Walt Whitman, 16 June 1864

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 17 June 1864

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 18 June 1864

Whitman, Walt to William D. O'Connor, 25 June 1864

Burroughs, John to Walt Whitman, 28 June 1864

Whitman, Walt to Charles W. Eldridge, 28 June 1864

O'Connor, William D. to Walt Whitman, 2 July 1864

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 2 July 1864

O'Connor, Ellen M. to Walt Whitman, 5 July 1864

Stilwell, James S. to Walt Whitman, 5 July 1864

Whitman, Walt to William D. O'Connor, 5 July 1864

Brown, Lewis K. to Walt Whitman, 6 July 1864

Whitman, Walt to Charles W. Eldridge, 9 July 1864

Whitman, Walt to Lewis K. Brown, 11 July 1864

Smith, Aaron to Walt Whitman, 13 July 1864

Fox, Elijah Douglas to Walt Whitman, 14 July 1864

Brown, Lewis K. to Walt Whitman, 18 July 1864

O'Connor, Ellen M. to Walt Whitman, 18 July 1864

O'Connor, Ellen M. to Walt Whitman, 24 July 1864

Whitman, Walt to William D. O'Connor, 24 July 1864

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 26 July 1864

Burroughs, John to Walt Whitman, 2 August 1864

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 9 August 1864

O'Connor, William D. to Walt Whitman, 13 August 1864

O'Connor, Ellen M. to Walt Whitman, 18 August 1864

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 18 August 1864

Smith, Christopher and Maria Smith to Walt Whitman, 29 August 1864

Smith, Bethuel to Walt Whitman, 30 August 1864

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 30 August 1864

Stilwell, James S. to Walt Whitman, 2 September 1864

Brown, Lewis K. to Walt Whitman, 5 September 1864

Harris, Joseph to Walt Whitman, 5 September 1864

Whitman, Walt to Ellen M. O'Connor, 11 September 1864

Whitman, Walt to William D. O'Connor, 11 September 1864

Smith, Lizzie H. to Walt Whitman, 17 September 1864

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 17 September 1864

Boyd, Justus F. to Walt Whitman, 18 September 1864

Stilwell, James S. to Walt Whitman, 27 September 1864

Whitman, Walt to the Editors of the New York Times, October 1864

Farwell, Reuben to Walt Whitman, 2 October 1864

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 2 October 1864

Whitman, Walt to Charles W. Eldridge, 8 October 1864

Heyde, Hannah L. to Walt Whitman, 17 October 1864

Babcock, William E. to Walt Whitman, 18 October 1864

Mullery, William to Walt Whitman, 21 October 1864

Smith, Bethuel to Walt Whitman, 22 October 1864

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 23 October 1864

Farwell, Reuben to Walt Whitman, 7 November 1864

Farwell, Reuben to Walt Whitman, 21 November 1864

Mullery, Jesse to Walt Whitman, 26 November 1864

O'Connor, Ellen M. to Walt Whitman, 30 November 1864

Whitman, Walt to Ellen M. O'Connor, 4 December 1864

Babcock, William E. to Walt Whitman, 12 December 1864

Mullery, Jesse to Walt Whitman, 21 December 1864

Babcock, William E. to Walt Whitman, 25 December 1864

Whitman, Walt to an Editor, 26 (?) December 1864

Whitman, Walt to the Editor of the New York Herald, 26-29 (?) December 1864

Whitman, Walt to an Editor, 29 December 1864

O'Connor, William D. to Walt Whitman, 30 December 1864

Whitman, Walt to Garaphelia Howard, (?). (?). 1865

Wright, David F. to Walt Whitman, 4 January 1865

Trowbridge, John T. to Walt Whitman, 6 January 1865

Whitman, Walt to William D. O'Connor, 6 January 1865

Storms, Herman to Walt Whitman, 11 January 1865

Millis, William H. to Walt Whitman, 12 January 1865

Otto, William T. to Walt Whitman, 12 January 1865

O'Connor, Ellen M. to Walt Whitman, 19 January 1865

Whitman, Walt to William D. O'Connor, 20 January 1865

Babcock, William E. to Walt Whitman, 21 January 1865

Smith, Aaron to Walt Whitman, 21 January 1865

Mullery, Jesse to Walt Whitman, 23 January 1865

Otto, William T. to Walt Whitman, 24 January 1865

Smith, Christopher and Maria Smith to Walt Whitman, 26 January 1865

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 26 January 1865

Whitman, Walt to Thomas Jefferson Whitman, 30 January 1865

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 31 January 1865

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 1 February 1865

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 3 February 1865

Whitman, Walt to John Swinton, 3 February 1865

Whitman, Walt to Abby H. Price, 4 February 1865

Swinton, John to Walt Whitman, 5 February 1865

Whitman, Walt to John Townsend Trowbridge, 6 February 1865

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 7 February 1865

Mason, Julius W. to Walt Whitman, 16 February 1865

Shepard, Elliot F. to Walt Whitman, 16 February 1865

Cook, William to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 19 February 1865

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 24 February 1865

Whitman, Louisa Van Velsor to Walt Whitman, [5 March 1865]

Whitman, Louisa Van Velsor to Walt Whitman, [26 February 1865]

Whitman, Walt to William Cook, 27 February 1865

Whitman, Walt to John Townsend Trowbridge, 3 March 1865

Whitman, Louisa Van Velsor to Walt Whitman, [4 March 1865]

Burr, Celia M. to Walt Whitman, 7 March 1865

Whitman, Louisa Van Velsor to Walt Whitman, 7 March [1865]

Whitman, Walt to David F. Wright, 13 March 1865

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to William D. O'Connor, 16 March 1865

Whitman, Walt to William D. O'Connor and Ellen M. O'Connor, 26 March 1865

Eckler, Peter to Walt Whitman, 22 April 1865

Eckler, Peter to Walt Whitman, 26 April 1865

Eckler, Peter to Walt Whitman, 1 May 1865

Whitman, Walt to Mrs. Irwin, 1 May 1865

Whitman, Walt to Peter Eckler, 2 May 1865

Mullery, Jesse to Walt Whitman, 3 May 1865

Whitman, Walt to Peter Eckler, 3 May 1865

Eckler, Peter to Walt Whitman, 4 May 1865

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 4 May 1865

Whitman, George Washington to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 8 May 1865

Otto, William T. to Walt Whitman, 11 May 1865

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 14 May 1865

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 25 May 1865

Reed, Milford C. to Walt Whitman, 26 May 1865

Whitman, Louisa Van Velsor to Walt Whitman, 3 June [1865]

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 4 June 1865

Whitman, Walt to John Swinton (?), 9 June 1865

Whitman, Walt to N. M. Pratt and John B. Pratt, 10 June 1865

Mullery, Jesse to Walt Whitman, 11 June 1865

Richardson, Kate to Walt Whitman, 18 June 1865

Palmer, Nicholas D. to Walt Whitman, 24 June 1865

Harlan, James to Walt Whitman, 30 June 1865

Whitman, George Washington to Walt Whitman, 14 July 1865

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 16 July 1865

Stewart, William to Walt Whitman, 17 July 1865

Van Rensellaer, A. to Walt Whitman, 30 July 1865

Pratt, Alfred to Walt Whitman, 7 August 1865

Whitman, Louisa Van Velsor to Walt Whitman, 8 August [1865]

Ryder, Anson, Jr. to Walt Whitman, 9 August 1865

Whitman, Walt to Anson Ryder, Jr., 15-16 August 1865

Bainbridge, William F. to Walt Whitman, 23 August 1865

Ryder, Anson, Jr. to Walt Whitman, 25 August 1865

Whitman, Walt to Alfred Pratt, 26 August 1865

Whitman, Walt to Byron Sutherland, 26 August 1865

Whitman, Louisa Van Velsor to Walt Whitman, [29 August 1865]

Whitman, Walt to John T. Trowbridge, 31 August 1865

Sutherland, Byron to Walt Whitman, 5 September 1865

Whitman, Louisa Van Velsor to Walt Whitman, [5 September 1865]

Whitman, Louisa Van Velsor to Walt Whitman, 11 September [1865]

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 11 September 1865

Simpson, Abraham to Walt Whitman, 20 September 1865

Whitman, Louisa Van Velsor to Walt Whitman, 21 September [1865]

Whitman, Louisa Van Velsor to Walt Whitman, [27 September 1865]

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 29 September 1865

Whitman, Walt to Ellen M. O'Connor, 12 October 1865

Whitman, Walt to Byron Sutherland, 15 October 1865

O'Connor, Ellen M. to Walt Whitman, 17 October 1865

O'Connor, William D. to Walt Whitman, 19 October 1865

Whitman, Walt to Ellen M. O'Connor, 20 October 1865

Ryder, Anson, Jr. to Walt Whitman, 22 October 1865

Whitman, Walt to Andrew Kerr, 29 October 1865

O'Connor, Ellen M. to Walt Whitman, 1 November 1865

Wilson, Benton H. to Walt Whitman, 11 November 1865

Whitman, Louisa Van Velsor to Walt Whitman, 14 November [1865]

Whitman, Louisa Van Velsor to Walt Whitman, 25 November [1865]

Whitman, Louisa Van Velsor to Walt Whitman, 3 December [1865]

Whitman, Louisa Van Velsor to Walt Whitman, 10 December 1865

Whitman, Walt to William D. O'Connor, 25 January 1866

Woodbury, Charles J. to Walt Whitman, 21 February 1866

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 23 March 1866

Whitman, Louisa Van Velsor to Walt Whitman, [26? March 1866]

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 28 March 1866

Heyde, Charles L. to Walt Whitman, April 1866

St. Clair, Charlotte to Walt Whitman, 6 April 1866

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 23 April 1866

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 28 April 1866

Whitman, Walt to Garaphelia Howard, 4 May 1866

Whitman, Walt to Thomas Jefferson Whitman, 7 May 1866

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 14 May 1866

Whitman, Walt to Anson Ryder, Jr., 16 May 1866

Whitman, Louisa Van Velsor to Walt Whitman, [23 May 1866]

Whitman, Louisa Van Velsor to Walt Whitman, 31 May [1866]

Whitman, Louisa Van Velsor to Walt Whitman, 7 June [1866]

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 12 June 1866

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 26 June 1866

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 29 June 1866

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 2 July 1866

Whitman, Walt to John Burroughs, 2 July 1866

Whitman, Walt to Abby H. Price, 30 July 1866

Whitman, Walt to Abby H. Price, 1 August 1866

Whitman, Walt to Andrew Kerr, 25 August 1866

Whitman, Walt to William D. O'Connor, 26 August 1866

Whitman, Walt to William D. O'Connor, September (?) 1866

Whitman, Walt to John Burroughs, 10 September 1866

Whitman, Walt to Andrew Kerr, 10 September 1866

Whitman, Walt to William E. Chapin & Company, 24 September 1866

Whitman, Walt to Mr. Baker, 25 September 1866

Whitman, Walt to Alfred Pratt, 27 September 1866

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, October (?) 1866

Whitman, Walt to James Speed, 13 October 1866

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 16 October 1866 (?)

Whitman, Walt to Theodore F. Dwight, 20 October 1866

Whitman, Walt to Henry Stanbery, 26 October 1866

Whitman, Walt to Abby H. Price, 27 October 1866

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 30 October 1866

Whitman, Walt to Richard J. Hinton, 3 November 1866

Taylor, Bayard to Walt Whitman, 12 November 1866

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 13 November 1866

Wentworth, Horace to Walt Whitman, 16 November 1866

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 16 November 1866

Whitman, Walt to Bayard Taylor, 18 November 1866

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 20 November 1866

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 23 November 1866

Gardner, Alexander to Walt Whitman, 26 November 1866

Wentworth, Horace to Walt Whitman, 27 November 1866

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 27 November 1866

Whitman, Walt to John S. Jenks, 28 November 1866

Heyde, Charles L. to Walt Whitman, December 1866

Whitman, Walt to John S. Jenks, 1 December 1866

Taylor, Bayard to Walt Whitman, 2 December 1866

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 3 December 1866

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 4 December 1866

Thomson, Hugh B. to Walt Whitman, 5 December 1866

Wilson, Benton H. to Walt Whitman, 9 December 1866

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 10 December 1866

Whitman, Walt to Abby H. Price, 10 December 1866

Thomson, Hugh B. to Walt Whitman, 13 December 1866

Whitman, Walt to Anson Ryder, Jr., 14 December 1866

Wilson, Benton H. to Walt Whitman, 16 December 1866

Wentworth, Horace to Walt Whitman, 17 December 1866

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 18 December 1866

Whitman, Thomas Jefferson to Walt Whitman, 21 December 1866

Whitman, Walt to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 24 December 1866

Whitman, Walt to George Wood, 29 December 1866


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