Dinner with Walt

all things Walt Whitman

Dinner with Walt - all things Walt Whitman

Whitman’s haversack on display at the Library of Congress!

Walt Whitman’s haversack on display at the Library of Congress.

Close up of Whitman’s haversack, on display at the Library of Congress.

I just discovered this article from May of this year, the Library of Congress put Whitman’s Civil War haversack on display.

Whitman used this bag on his many trips to the Civil War hospitals, to carry peaches, oranges, jellies, small amounts of money and many other various small gifts requested by injured and dying soldiers in the hospitals.

Take a look at the link to the news article below for more info…

Walt Whitman’s haversack to go on display at the Library of Congress

 

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Whitman at the National Portrait Gallery

As I have so often said, Whitman’s words are timeless.  It is a sad and terrible fact that wars, around the World, continue to this day. What Whitman wrote of the Civil War 150 years ago is deeply moving and indubitably powerful; his words are as relevant and meaningful today about any war occurring around the globe.

 

Listen as Warren Perry, a researcher and playwright at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. reads a Whitman passage about the Civil War.

 

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