Battle Pieces: Civil War Poetry of Herman Melville


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This classic series of poets is printed in deluxe cloth editions. These selections represent the finest works of the world's most eminent poets.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780641564734
  • Publisher: Book Sales, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Series: American Poetry Series
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Table of Contents

Misgivings 13
The Conflict of Convictions 14
Apathy and Enthusiasm 19
The March into Virginia 22
Lyon 24
Ball's Bluff 28
Dupont's Round Fight 30
The Stone Fleet 31
Donelson 33
The Cumberland 53
In the Turret 55
The Temeraire 58
A utilitarian View of the Monitor's Fight 61
Shiloh 63
The Battle for the Mississippi 64
Malvern Hill 67
The Victor of Antietam 69
Battle of Stone River 73
Running the Batteries 75
Stonewall Jackson 79
Stonewall Jackson (ascribed to a Virginian) 81
Gettysburg 84
The House-top 86
Look-out 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 Cannon's Mouth 126
The March to the Sea 128
The Frenzy in the Wake 133
The Fall of Richmond 135
The Surrender at Appomattox 137
A Canticle 138
The Martyr 141
"The Coming Storm" 143
Rebel Color-bearers at Shiloh 144
The Muster 146
Aurora Borealis 148
The released Rebel Prisoner 150
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
On the Home Guards who perished in the Defense of Lexington, Missouri 165
Inscription for Graves at Pea Ridge, Arkansas 166
The Fortitude of the North under the Disaster of the Second Manassas 167
On the Men of Maine killed in the Victory of Baton Rouge, Louisiana 168
An Epitaph 169
Inscription for Marye's Heights, Fredericksburg 170
The Mound by the Lake 171
On the Slain at Chickamauga 172
An uninscribed Monument on one of the Battle-fields of the Wilderness 173
On Sherman's Men who fell in the Assault of Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia 174
On the Grave of a young Cavalry Officer killed in the Valley of Virginia 175
A Requiem for Soldiers lost in Ocean Transports 176
On a natural Monument in a Field of Georgia 178
Commemorative of a Naval Victory 180
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 187
Lee in the Capitol 217
A Meditation 239
Notes 245
Supplement 259
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