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51st New York Veterans

  • Whitman Archive Title: 51st New York Veterans
  • Whitman Archive ID: loc.00929
  • Repository: Catalog of the Walt Whitman Literary Manuscripts in The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839-1919, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
  • Box: 32
  • Folder: 1864, Oct. 29, "Fifty-First New York Veterans," New York Times, Manuscript draft
  • Series: Literary File
  • Date: 1864
  • Genre: prose
  • Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
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  • Content: A partial draft of "Fifty-first New-York City Veterans," which appeared in the 29 October 1864 issue of the New-York Times . The verso of this draft includes snippets of prose, some of which Whitman included in various Civil War writings. The "Case of Catholic priest & altar &c at side of dying Irish boy" was included in Memoranda During the War (1876). The notes on female nurses during the war were used in "Female Nurses for Soldiers," first published under the heading, "A Few Words about Female Nurses for Soldiers," in "The Soldiers," New-York Times (6 March 1865). This prose piece was reprinted in both Memoranda During the War (1876) and Specimen Days & Collect (1882).

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