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Book of the Week: Letters to Whitman by Margo Laurie #HistoricalFiction #ShortStories #BookOfTheWeek #TheCoffeePotBookClub @margo_writing @cathiedunn

* Book of the Week *

Letters to Whitman

A Short Story

by Margo Laurie

Publication Date: October 5th, 2023
Publisher: Calleia Press
Pages: 41
Genre: Historical Fiction / American Civil War

During the Civil War, the poet Walt Whitman volunteered in army hospitals in Washington tending to sick and wounded soldiers.

This short story imagines one of these patients, Private Nathaniel Gwynnett of the 97th New York Volunteer Infantry, writing to Whitman after returning to his regiment. 

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