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18 pages (2008/1892); 139KB downloadWOWIO Books
; ISBN: WOWIO-00372
Walt Whitman witnessed President-elect Abraham Lincoln's arrival in New York City in 1861. Lincoln was met with a cool reception as he traveled on his way to Washington to get ready for his inauguration.
Whitman recalls this New York City experience juxtaposed to the traumatic events of the Civil War and Lincoln's assassination in 1865. Future historians and dramatists will, writes Whitman, pay tribute to Lincoln's death as a death that helped delineate the sense of the American consciousness: the "first great Martyr Chief" for future citizens to ponder.