Henry Morford


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(1823–81), New York journalist and author, whose works include The Rest of Don Juan (1846), a Byronic poem; Shoulder-Straps (1863). The Days of Shoddy (1863), and The Coward (1864), novels describing corruption and incompetence in the Northern army and its contractors: Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals as Seen from the Ranks (1864), a narrative of his experiences in the Civil War; The Bells of Shandon (1867), a play written with John Brougham; The Spur of Monmouth (1876), a romance of the Revolution; and several popular guidebooks and travel accounts.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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