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2012-05-14T21:16:35.000Z
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Video Title:
Civil War 150th Anniversary: Walt Whitman and the Patent Office Building
Description:
Walt Whitman's experiences in Washington are at the very core of his poetry and his journals. After his brother George was wounded at Fredericksburg in December of 1862, Walt Whitman came south from Manhattan and began work as a volunteer. He spent time with soldiers recovering in the Patent Office Building (now home to the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum), which had been converted into a hospital for much of the Civil War. Video by Kent Chadwick Director of Photography and Lighting: Tiffany McNeil
Video Duration:
5 min 42 sec
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