Tagged: civil war

Letter from Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Bixby

Letter from Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Bixby

The Bixby letter has long been considered one of the finest examples of letter writing. This letter from Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Lydia Bixby, a widowed mother thought to have lost five sons in...

Battle Hymn of the Republic

Battle Hymn of the Republic

In the early days of the American Civil War, American writer Julia Ward Howe penned the lyrics now known as the The Battle Hymn of the Republic. The stirring words were set to the equally lively music of...

O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman

O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman

O Captain! my Captain! (For the death of Lincoln.) by Walt Whitman O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done! The ship has weathered every wrack, the prize we sought is won. The...

When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed by Walt Whitman

When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed by Walt Whitman

When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d by Walt Whitman PRESIDENT LINCOLN’S FUNERAL HYMN.                     1. When lilacs last in the door-yard bloomed, And the...