Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War

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Gale Cengage Learning, Apr 22, 2014 - Poetry - 127 pages
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The aspects which the strife as a memory assumes are as manifold as are the moods of involuntary meditation-moods variable and at times widely at variance. Yielding instinctively one after another to feelings not inspired from any one source exclusively and unmindful without purposing to be of consistency. 

  

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After publishing five novels, some of which flourished and others that floundered, Melville turned his pen to poetry. Melville based his Civil War poems on firsthand experience, and rather than glorify battle, he depicts the horrors and the waste of it. Read full review

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unexpectedly moving from an author most now only as a novelist. Read full review

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Contents

Misgivings
13
The Conflict of Convictions
14
Apathy and Enthusiasm
19
The March into Virginia
22
Lyon
24
Balfs Bluff
28
Duponts Round Fight
30
The Stone Fleet
31
The Surrender at Appomattox
137
A Canticle
138
The Martyr
141
The Coming Storm
143
Rebel Colorbearers at Shiloh
144
The Muster
146
Aurora Borealis
148
The released Rebel Prisoner
150

Donelson
33
The Cumberland
53
In the Turret
55
The Temeraire
58
A utilitarian View of the Monitors Fight
61
Shiloh
63
The Battle for the Mississippi
64
Malvern Hill
67
The Victor of Antictam
69
Battle of Stone River
73
Running the Batteries
75
Slonnvall Jackson
79
Slonnvall Jacksonascribed to a Virginian
81
Gettysburg
84
The Housetop
86
Lookout Mountain
88
Chattanooga
90
The Armies of the Wilderness
93
On the Photograph of a Corps Commander
105
The Swamp Angel
107
The Battle for the Bay
110
Sheridan at Cedar Creek
116
In the Prison Pen
118
The College Colonel
120
The Eagle of the Blue
122
A Dirge for McPherson
124
At the Cannons Month
126
The March to the Sea
128
The Frenzy in the Wake
133
The Fall of Richmond
135
A Grave near Petersburg Virginia
153
Formerly a Slave?
154
The Apparition
155
Magnanimity Baffled
156
On the Slain Collegians
157
America
160
VERSES INSCRIPTIVE AND MEMORIAL
163
On the Home Guards who perished in the Defense of Lexington Missouri
164
Inscription for Graves at Pca Ridge Arkansas
165
The Fortitude of the North tinder the Disaster of the Second Manassas
166
On the Men of Maine killed in the Vietory of Baton Rouge Louisiana
167
An Epitaph
168
Inscription for Marys Heights Fredericksburg
169
The Mound by the Lake
170
On the Slain at Chickamauga
171
An uninscribcd Monument on one of the Battlefields of the Wilderness
172
On Shermans Men who fell in the Assault of Kenesaw Mountain Georgia
173
On the Grave of a young Cavalry Officer killed in the Valley of Virginia
174
A Requiem for Soldiers lost in Ocean Transports
175
On a natural Monument
177
Commemorative of a Naval Victory
179
Presentation to the Authorities by Privates of Colors captured in Battles ending in the Surrender of Lee
182
The Returned Volunteer to his Rifle
183
The Scout TOWARD Aldie
184
The Scout toward Aldie
187
Lee in the Capitol?
227
A Meditation
241
NOTES
244
SUPPLEMENT
256

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