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The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 9: Poetry and Eloquence. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 3 1 Browse Search
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its composition on August 2, 1861, were given by Lamar Fontaine. Joel Chandler Harris, who declared he would be glad to claim the poem as a specimen of Southern literature, concluded for five separate reasons that it was the production of Mrs. Ethelinda Beers. Mrs. Beers in a private letter to Mrs. Helen Kendrick Johnson said: the poor picket has had so many authentic claimants, and willing sponsors, that I sometimes question myself whether I did really write it that cool September morning, aftMrs. Beers in a private letter to Mrs. Helen Kendrick Johnson said: the poor picket has had so many authentic claimants, and willing sponsors, that I sometimes question myself whether I did really write it that cool September morning, after reading the stereotyped all quiet, etc. , to which was added in small type a picket shot. the lines first appeared in Harper's Weekly for November 30, 1861. ‘All quiet along the Potomac,’ they say, ‘Except now and then a stray picket Is shot, as he walks on his beat to and fro, By a rifleman hid in the thicket. 'Tis nothing: a private or two now and then Will not count in the news of the battle; Not an officer lost—only one of the men, Moaning out, all alone, the death-rattle.’ All quiet