“Shades of night”

Walt Whitman (1819–1892). List of synonyms and notes for “Ashes of Heroes” [first published as “Hymn of Dead Soldiers”]. Holograph notes. Feinberg-Whitman Collection, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress

shades of night
heavy
dull — sombre
sombre shades,
” ness
affliction,
oppress — oppressive
” ion
prostration
humble — humility
suffering — silent suffering

Walt Whitman (1819–1892). List of synonyms and notes for “Ashes of Heroes” [first published as “Hymn of Dead Soldiers”]. Holograph notes. Feinberg-Whitman Collection, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress

Anguish
wept sore
depression
pain of mind
passionate regret
afflicted with grief
cast down
downcast
gloomy
serious
sympathy

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This blog complements the Library of Congress exhibition, “The Civil War in America.” This series of posts chronicles the sacrifices and accomplishments of those—from both the North and South—whose lives were lost or affected by the events of 1861–1865. To learn more about the object featured in this blog entry, visit the online exhibition.