The Wound Dresser

A Series of Letters Written from the Hospitals in Washington during the War of the Rebellion

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Author: Walt Whitman
Published: 1898
Language: English
Wordcount: 52,692 / 149 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 614
Added to site: 2011.10.24
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A compilation of letters written by Walt Whitman to his mother.

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tact, cannot, perhaps, make a better investment of himself, at present, anywhere upon the varied surface of the whole of this big world, than in these military hospitals, among such thousands of most interesting young men. The army is very young--and so much more American than I supposed. Reader, how can I describe to you the mute appealing look that rolls and moves from many a manly eye, from many a sick cot, following you as you walk slowly down one of these wards? To see these, and to be incapable of responding to them, except in a few cases (so very few compared to the whole of the suffering men), is enough to make one's heart crack. I go through in some cases, cheering up the men, distributing now and then little sums of money--and, regularly, letter-paper and envelopes, oranges, tobacco, jellies, etc., etc.

Many things invite comment, and some of them sharp criticism, in these hospitals. The Government, as I said, is anxious and liberal in its practice toward its sick; but the work has to be left

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