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Civil War Poetry: Selected Bibliography of Online Anthologies and Collections


The Picket Guard
"The Picket Guard."

America Singing: Nineteenth Century Song Sheets.
Library of Congress.

Anthologies

Bill, Ledyard, ed. Pen-pictures of the War: Lyrics, Incidents, and Sketches of the Rebellion. New York, 1864.

Brown, Francis Fisher, ed. Bugle-echoes: A Collection of Poems of the Civil War, Northern and Southern. New York: White, Stokes, & Allen, 1886.

Mason, Emily Virginia, ed. The Southern Poems of the War. Baltimore: J. Murphy & Co., 1867.

Moore, Frank, ed. The Civil War in Song and Story, 1860-1865. P. F. Collier, 1889

-----. Lyrics of Loyalty. New York: George P. Putnam, 1864

-----. Personal and Political Ballads. New York: George P. Putnam, 1864.

-----. Rebel Rhymes and Rhapsodies. New York: George P. Putnam, 1864.

-----. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Inciidents, Poetry, Etc. 12 vols. New York, 1861-68.

NOTE: The first nine volumes of The Rebellion Record include a section "Poetry and Incidents." Links to the first nine volumes are given below, along with direct links to the "Poetry and Incidents" section.

v. 1 -- "Poetry and Incidents"
v. 2 -- "Poetry and Incidents"
v. 3 -- "Poetry and Incidents"
v. 4 -- "Poetry and Incidents"
v. 5 -- "Poetry and Incidents"
v. 6 -- "Poetry and Incidents"
v. 7 -- "Poetry and Indicents"
v. 8 -- "Poetry and Indicents"
v. 9 -- "Poetry and Incidents"

Shepperson, William G., ed. War Songs of the South. Richmond: West & Johnston, 1862.

Simms, William Gilmore, ed. War Poetry of the South. Richardson & Company, 1867.

White, Richard Grant, ed. Poetry, Lyrical, Narrative and Satirical, of the Civil War. The American News Co., 1866.

Collections of Civil War Poetry

Boker, George Henry. Poems of the War. Ticknor and Fields, 1864.

Brownell, Henry Howard. War-Lyrics and Other Poems. Boston, Ticknor and Fields, 1866.

Confederate Broadside Poetry Collection. Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University.

Melville, Herman. Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1866.

Whitman, Walt. Drum-Taps, 1865.

---. "Sequel to Drum-Taps." Leaves of Grass. New York, 1867.

This first issue of the 1867 edition of Leaves of Grass, available through the Walt Whitman Archive, includes the 18 poems of Sequel to Drum-Taps, which were oginally published as part of the second edition of Drum-Taps (1865-66).

Collections of Poetry that Include Civil War Poems

Timrod, Henry. The Poems of Henry Timrod. Ed. Paul Hamilton Hayne. New York, E. J. Hale & Son, 1873.

Modern Print Anthologies

Barrett, Faith, and Cristanne Miller, eds. Words for the Hour: A New Anthology of American Civil War Poetry. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2006. [catalog record]

Marius, Richard, ed. The Columbia Book of Civil War Poetry. New York: Columbia University Press, 1994. [catalog record]

McClatchy, J.D., ed. Poets of the Civil War. New York: Library of America, 2005. [catalog record]

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