Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Making of a Masterpiece - 7

The Angel of the Battlefield

Clara Barton with Walt Whitman at Chatham, December 1862

Walt Whitman had traveled from Brooklyn to Fredericksburg in search of his brother, who had been listed among the wounded at Fredericksburg. Later on Whitman found out that his brother had only suffered a superficial wound, yet Whitman stayed for nearly a month to aid the wounded.

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