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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 10 0 Browse Search
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) 8 0 Browse Search
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emotions that even a child can share and understand. East, west, home's best. Christmas night of 1862 William Gordon McCabe entered the Confederate Army in the artillery and rose from private to captain. At the time of writing this poemh me back, For me no yearning prayers arise. The lips are mute and closed the eyes- My home is in the bivouac. William Gordon McCabe. Dreaming in the trenches I picture her there in the quaint old room, Where the fading fire-light starts annner of life, they are all moved by the recollection of loved ones afar, who will give a joyous welcome on their return. McCabe's verses on this theme are classic. And the roseate shadows of fading light Softly clear steal over the sweet young faceBut I'd give my life to believe it so! Well, whether I ever march home again To offer my love and a stainless name, Or whether I die at the head of my men,— I'll be true to the end all the same. Petersburg Trenches, 1864. William Gordon McCabe
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McCabe, William Gordon 1841- (search)
McCabe, William Gordon 1841- Educator; born in Richmond, Va., Aug. 4, 1841; graduated at the University of Virginia in 1861; served in the Confederate army during the Civil War, becoming a captain in the 3d Artillery Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia. After the war he founded and became head master of the University School in Petersburg, Va., which he subsequently removed to Richmond, Va. He is the author of The defence of Petersburg; an edition of Caesar's Gallic War; Ballads of battle and bravery, etc.
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Chapter 3: poets of the Civil War II (search)
and The sword of Robert Lee if he had not visualized as a chaplain the heroism and tragedy of the long struggle. William Gordon McCabe, who went from the University of Virginia as one of the Southern Guards, was a poet of the trenches, giving expre. In the third edition we have eight by Timrod, four by Father Ryan, and good, though not the best, selections by Lucas, McCabe, Flash, and others. The improvement in this edition may doubtless be attributed to William Gilmore Simms's War poetry his later writings as anything could well be. Davidson has the credit too of publishing for the first time in this volume McCabe's Dreaming in the trenches and Christmas night of ‘62, and certain recent poems of Maurice Thompson and Sidney Lanier. H the first fine careless rapture of his great song. Ticknor and Bruns followed with devotion the life of a doctor, while McCabe became one of the best-known schoolmasters of Virginia—a position which seemed to deaden his poetic inspiration, though h
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Index (search)
0, 51, 63, 64, 67, 165, 166, 167, 168, 173, 197, 226, 228, 238, 241, 242, 245-257, 259, 276, 277, 278, 279, 280, 286, 303, 349, 362, 364 Lowell, Robert Traill Spence, 197 Loyal, 306 Lucas, D. B., 300, 302, 309 Luck of Roaring camp, the, 377, 378, 379, 380, 381, 384 Lucy books, 400 Lydgate, 3 Lyon, Mathew, 181 Lyra Elegantiarum, 239 Lyrics of a day, 278 Lyrics of lowly life, 351, 351 n. Mabel Martin, 48 Mably, G. Bonnot de, 127 Macaulay, 95, 209, 317 McCabe, William Gordon, 291, 300, 303, 311 McCarthy, Harry, 291, 292 McClure's magazine, 394 McConnel, John Ludlum, 155 McCosh, James, 208, 219 McClellan, Gen., 280, 281 McCrackin, George, 144 McCulloch vs. Maryland, 75, 93 n. McFingal, 150 McKinley, C., 325-326, 330, 331 Madame Celestin's Divorce, 391 Madame Delphine, 384, 385 Made in France; French Tales with a U. S. Twist, 386 Madison, James, 180 Madisonian, the, 183 Maeterlinck, 22 Magazine of useful and entertai