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Visitor Center Script: Whitman’s Lincoln Lectures

presentation Arguably, Whitman loved his country more than almost anything else in his life. When Lincoln, who to Whitman “saved” the nation during the Civil War, was assassinated on April 14, 1865, Whitman was quick to respond. On April 16, 1865, he wrote, “…if one name, one man, must be picked out, he [Lincoln], most […] […]

Elizabeth for 10.15: The Unknown Soldier

Everyone has heard of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Just as the monument honors the nameless and unrecovered soldiers of our country’s wars, Whitman also sets his pen to do justice to the unburied and forgotten brave heroes of the civil war: No formal general’s report, nor book […] […]

Elizabeth for October 8th: Lincoln’s Funeral Train

Each time I read Whitman’s verse on Lincoln it never fails to inspire me. Lincoln was the first president whose funeral was taken to the public on a grand scale–his coffin was set on a thirteen day journey by train. The train and its attendees traveled from Washington to Springfield, Illinois, through seven states and several […] […]