Walt Whitman Quotes

There are deeds, crimes that may be forgiven. But this is not one of them.

 
Context
The worst war crimes and atrocities of the Civil War took place at Andersonville. 13,000 Union prisoners of war were killed there. Capt, Henry Wirtz, the prison commandant, was tried and executed after the war.
Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman
  • Born: May 31, 1819
  • Died: March 26, 1892
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Poet

Walter "Walt" Whitman was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality.