Skip to main content

Walt Whitman to John Townsend Trowbridge, 20 May 1864

Dear friend1

Your welcome gift of money for wounded here, ($5) came safe to-day & is most acceptable—Most of wounded brought up here now are without a cent—Many of the cases appeal very strongly—(I sometimes think only one going among the men as I do, with personal feeling & my own way of investigation understands how deep & what sort the appeal is)—the hospitals are very full—Armory Square has more inmates than many a well known New England village—I go as usual to one or another hospital & to Alexandria, day & night—

Dear friend, I shall always be glad to hear from you—Should you find any you know who are able & who feel to aid the wounded, through me, it would come very acceptable now—sure to reach addressed

Walt Whitman

Care Major Hapgood | Paymaster U S Army | Washington D C

J T Trowbridge | Somerville | Massachusetts


Back to top