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Poems by Whitman, published in 1865, containing descriptive scenes at the front and in Washington hospitals during the Civil War, as well as “Pioneers! O Pioneers!” A small supplement, issued after Lincoln's assassination as Sequel to Drum-Taps (1865–66), contained “When Lilacs Last in the Door Yard Bloom'd,” “O Captain! My Captain!,” “Chanting the Square Deific,” and other poems. Both volumes were incorporated in the 1867 edition of Leaves of Grass.

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Walt Whitman (1819—1892) American poet