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Title: Walt Whitman to a Soldier, early 1866

Date: early 1866

Whitman Archive ID: loc.00844

Source: Library of Congress. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 1:272. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Vanessa Steinroetter, and Alyssa Olson

I keep stout as ever, my face red and a great beard just the same. I am writing this in the office by a bay window with a splendid view of the Potomac and Arlington Heights. I send my love to you, darling boy.1


1. See Whitman's letter from April (?) 1865[back]


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