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The Wound Dresser

June 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Civil War Walt Whitman

Courtesy of the National Archives

Courtesy of the National Archives

“Oh Captain, my Captain”–Walt Whitman’s words about President Lincoln and the Civil War continue to echo in our ears and in our pop culture. Discover the man behind the poetry, as Garrett Peck introduces us to Walt Whitman the poet, the nurse, the brother, the lover, the clerk, the myth, and the man.

Garrett Peck is the author of Walt Whitman in Washington, D.C.: The Civil War and America’s Great Poet. He is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and earned his M.A. at the George Washington University. He leads local tours, including the Walt Whitman Tour and Alexandria’s Historic Breweries Tours.

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June 8, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Amelia Grabowski
(301) 695-1864


Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum
437 7th Street NW
Washington, 20004 United States
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