There’s much to be said about Whitman’s longtime ‘friend’ Pete Doyle. Most scholars, as does this author, believe that Whitman and Doyle were more than mere friends. Whitman cared very deeply for Doyle and their intimate relationship spanned decades. The Whitman Archive has a very comprehensive bio on Pete Doyle.
Pete and his brother, Edward, are buried in Washington, D.C. at Congressional Cemetery.
Near the Doyle graves are a grove of magnificent cherry trees.
I might also like to share that this author happened upon a small rock buried in the ground near Pete Doyle’s grave which was transported to Camden, NJ and placed in Whitman’s tomb.
Whitman & Doyle Image Credit: Whitman Archive