The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907–21).
VOLUME XVI. Early National Literature, Part II; Later National Literature, Part I.

II. Poets of the Civil War I



Brainerd, C. S. Old War Songs, North and South. 1887.

Browne, F. F. Bugle Echoes, a Collection of Poems of the Civil War, Northerr and Southern. 1886.

Eggleston, G. C. American War Ballads and Lyrics. 1889.

Gallagher, W. D. Selections from the Poetical Literature of the West. Cincinnati, 1840.

Knowles, F. L. The Golden Treasury of American Songs and Lyrics. Boston, 1897.

—— Poems of American Patriotism. Boston, 1898.

Linton, W. J. Poetry of America. 1878.

Matthews, B. Poems of American Patriotism. 1904.

Miles, D. H. Poetry and Eloquence of Blue and Gray. Vol. IX of The Photographic History of the Civil War, ed., Miller, F. T., 1911, 10 vols.

Moore, F. The Rebellion Record. 1861–68. II vols.

—— Lyrics of Loyalty. 1864.

—— Personal and Political Ballads. 1864.

—— Songs of the Soldiers. 1864.

—— Anecdotes, Poetry and Incidents of the War (1860–1865). 1867.

Simonds, A. B. American Songs. 1894.

Stedman, E. C., and Hutchinson, Ellen M. A Library of American Literature. 1889–90. Vol. VIII.

Stevenson, B. E. Poems of American History. Boston and New York, 1908.

Venable, E. Poets of Ohio. Cincinnati. 1909.

Wallington, Nellie U. American History by American Poets. 1911. 2 vols.

White, R. G. Poetry, Lyrical, Narrative and Satirical of the Civil War. 1866. The New York Public Library has a valuable Scrap-Book of American Poetry (1866–68) and a collection of Leaflets for Soldiers and Their Mothers.

See, also, Bibliography to Book III, Chap. III.


Barker, Davis. The Empty Sleeve. [186–].

Beers, Ethelinda (Ethel Lynn Beers). All Quiet Along the Potomac and other Poems. 1879.

Bevan, Philip. Songs of the War for the Union. Cincinnati, 1887.

Birdseye, George W. Woman and the War. 1865.

Bishop, Putnam P. Liberty’s Ordeal. 1864.

Bourne, William Oland. Poems of the Republic. 1864.

Bristol, Augusta Cooper. Poems. Boston, 1868.

Brownell, Henry Howard. Poems. New York and Philadelphia, 1847.

—— Lyrics of a Day. Boston, 1864.

—— War-Lyrics and Other Poems. Boston, 1866.

—— Lines of Battle and Other Poems, edited by M. A. De Wolfe Howe. Boston, 1912.

Clarke, Thomas. Sir Copp, A Poem for the Times in Six Cantos. Chicago, 1867.

—— The Battle and other Poems, Patriotic and Humorous. Chicago, 1871.

Coe, Richard. Poems, Philadelphia, 1862.

Cutler, Elbridge Jefferson. War Poems. Boston, 1867.

Dagnall, J. M. Daisy Swain, the Flower of Shenandoah. Brooklyn, 1865.

Devon, W. A. War Lyrics, n. d.

Duffield, S. W. Warp and Woof, a Book of Verse. Philadelphia, 1870.

Duganne, Augustine Joseph Hickey. Ballads of the War. 1865.

Fields, James T. Poems. Cambridge [186–].

Finch, Francis Miles. The Blue and the Gray and Other Verses. 1909.

Francis, Valentine Mott. The Fight for the Union. 1863.

Ganyard, A. O. The Talisman of Battle and Other Poems. Rochester, N. Y., 1864.

Greene, A. Rhymes of Yankee Land. Boston, 1876.

Guthrie, W. E. The Betrothed: A Nation’s Vow. Edinburgh, 1867.

Halpine, Charles Godfrey (Miles O’Reilly). Poetical Works, 1869.

Hoffman, Francis Sylvester. How McClellan Took Manassas. 1864.

Holland, Josiah Gilbert. Poems. 1872.

Howe, Julia Ward. Later Lyrics. Boston, 1866.

Hylton, J. Dunbar. The Bride of Gettysburg—an Episode of 1863. Palmyra, N. Y., 1868.

Janvier, Francis de Haes. Patriotic Poems. Philadelphia, 1868.

Jones, Amanda T. Poems. 1867.

Johnson, Laura Winthrop. Poems of Twenty Years. 1874.

Knowles, Sarah E. Orlean Lamar and Other Poems. 1864.

Larcom, Lucy. Poems. Boston, 1868.

Lloyd, G. W. The Devil in Dixie, a Tale of the Times. 1865.

Lowell, Robert Traill Spence. Poems. Boston, 1864.

Lunt, George. The Union. Boston, 1860.

—— Poems. Boston, 1861.

McClure, William James. Poems. 1869.

McNair, John. Eighty Original Poems. Lancaster, Pa., 1865.

Melville, Herman. Battle Pieces and Aspects of the War. 1866.

Newell, Robert H. The Palace Beautiful and Other Poems. 1865.

Peterson, Henry. Poems. Philadelphia, 1863.

Proctor, Edna Dean. Poems. 1866.

Realf, Richard. Poems [published posthumously by R. J. Hinton]. 1898.

Redden, Laura Catherine (Howard Glyndon). Idyls of Battle and Poems of Battle. 1864.

Renunisco, Don Pedro Quaererdo. Life in the Union Army. 1864.

Savage, John. Poems. 1864.

Smith, Sabin. Our Country. 1865.

Stoddard, Richard Henry. Abraham Lincoln, An Horatian Ode. 1865.

—— Poems. 1880.

Taylor, Bayard. Poems, 1865.

Tellez, Ann. Reunido and Fugitive Pieces. 1862.

Thomas, Abel Charles. The Gospel of Slavery. A Primer of Freedom. 1864.

Tilton, Theodore. The Sexton’s Tale. 1867.

Trumbull, Truman. The New Yankee Doodle. 1868.

Tuckerman, Frederick G. Poems. Boston, 1864.

Vandenhoff, George. Life or Men, Manners, Modes, and Measures, A Poem for Union. 1861.

Ward, T. War Lyrics. [186–.]

Weeks, Della Jerman. Legends of the War. Boston, 1863.

Whitehead, L. The New House that Jack Built. 1865.

Willson, Forceythe. The Old Sergeant and Other Poems. Boston, 1867. See, also, Bibliography to Book III, Chap. X.


(1) Alger, Horatio: Gone to the War, Last Words, Song of the Croaker. (2) Barker, David: The Old Ship of State. (3) Barry, Charles A.: Columbia’s Invocation. (4) Barstow, G. Forrester: The Order of the Day. (5) Beach, Elizabeth T. Porter: The Last Broadside, Up, Brave Boys! (6) Benjamin, Park: A National Hymn, The Regiment Returned. (7) Benton, Joel: Today. (8) Bergh, Henry: The Chant of Treason. (9) Bethune, George Washington: God for our Native Land. (10) Bishop, A. W.: Arkansian Battle Hymn. (11) Bolton, Sarah T.: Left on the Battle Field. (12) Bonney, Seth: Baltimore. (13) Bradbury, William B.: Marching Along. (14) Brooks, Sarah Warner: On, Brothers, On! (15) Bungay, George W.: Snow Sculpture, The Red on the Leaves, The Soldier’s Sweetheart, Then Let Them Sweetly Sleep. (16) Burleigh, George S.: The Day of God. (17) Burleigh, William H.: The Prayer of a Nation. (18) Casten, J. Cross: The Bounty Jumper. (19) Child, Francis James: Overtures from Richmond. (20) Cist, Lewis J.: Freemen, to your Standard Rally. (21) Conway, Schuyler: The Irish American Song. (22) Cromwell, Ruth M.: The Battle, To the Tenth Legion, Our Union and Our Flag. (23) DeForest, J. W.: In Louisiana. (24) DeKay, Charles: The Draft Riot. (25) DeMille, James: Song of the Irish Legion. (26) Denison, M. A.: The Soldier’s Little Daughter. (27) Dubois, A. D.: Rallying Song of the 10th Legion. (28) Duffield, D. B.: Flag Song of the Michigan Volunteers. (29) Durivage, Francis Alexander: The Cavalry Charge. (30) Eastman, Sophie E.: A Spool of Thread. (31) Eckel, Samuel: The Refugee. (32) Elliott, George W.: Columbia Queen of Land and Sea. (33) English, Thomas Dunn: The Charge by the Ford. (34) Fields, Annie: Cedar Mountain. (35) Forman, J. G.: Song of the Lyon Regiment. (36) Forney, John W.: The Men Who Fell in Baltimore. (37) Frazer, Thomas: The Seventy-Ninth. (38) Gage, Francis D.: The Fisherman of Beaufort. (39) Gallagher, William Davis: Move on the Columns, Abraham Lincoln. (40) Gibbons, James Sloane: Three Hundred Thousand More. (41) Gilman, Patrick Sarsfield: When Johnny Comes Marching Home. (42) Grimes, Charity: General Butler, Last of Modern Conservatives, Peace Democracy. (43) Hall, Charles Sprague: Glory Hallelujah. (44) Hays, Will A.: Terry’s Return from the War. (45) Hedge, Frederic Henry: Our Country is Calling. (46) Hosmer, William H. C.: War Song. (47) Howard, Caroline A.: A Cheer for the Brave. (48) Howland, Mrs. Robert Shaw: A Rainy Day in Camp. (49) Jerman (Weeks), Della: The Wood of Chancellorsville. (50) Lander, F. W.: Yankee Pride, Rhode Island to the South. (51) Lushington, Franklin: No More Words. (52) Mason, Caroline Atherton: The Soldier’s Dream of Home, The Response. (53) Mercer, S. C.: By the Banks of the Cumberland. (54) Meredith, Wellen: Farragut. (55) Millard, H.: Only Nine Miles to the Junction. (56) Morris, George P.: The Union Right or Wrong. (57) Murray, James V.: Pennsylvania Rangers’ War Song. (58) Neal, John: Battle Anthem. (59) Nealy, Mary E.: The Soldier’s Goodbye. (60) Nicol, John: Reunion. (61) Nicolay, John G.: On Guard, Soldier’s Song. (62) North, Frank H.: The Army of the Free. (63) O’Brien, Fitz James: The Seventh. (64) O’Connor, Joseph: The White Rose, The Hopes of Men. (65) O’Connor, Michael: Fall in, Fall in; Reveille. (66) Osgood, Kate Putnam: Driving Home the Cows. (67) Percival, James Gates: It is Great for Our Country to Die. (68) Phillips, Jonas B.: War Song of the Union. (69) Powers, Horatio Nelson: Hymn of the Mothers of our Volunteers. (70) Priest, Nancy, A. W.: The Soldier’s Death, Kiss Me Mother and Let Me Go. (71) Putnam, George W.: Song of the Soldier. (72) Raymond, Rossiter W.: The Banner of the Stars, Cavalry Song. (73) Root, George Frederick: The Battle Cry of Freedom; Tramp, Tramp, Tramp. (74) Rossiter, T. P.: War Song. (75) Sawyer, Charles Carroll: When this Cruel War Is Over. (76) Shanly, Charles Dawson: The Fancy Shot—or Civil War, The Brier Wood Pipe. (77) Shepherd, Nathaniel Graham: The Roll Call. (78) Shillaber, B. P.: Massachusetts. (79) Sigourney, Lydia Huntley: Stars in my Country’s Sky. (80) Stevenson, James: The Gallant Fighting Joe. (81) Stewart, James M.: God Bless Our Union. (82) Street, Alfred Billings: Our Union, Up and at Them! (83) Taylor, Benjamin: The Cavalry Charge. (84) Tompkins, R.: Ho! Yankee Boys Throughout the West. (85) Tuckerman, C. K.: Our Wounded, The Voice Without an Echo. (86) Wallace, Mrs. S. E.: Banner Song of the Indiana Eleventh Regiment. (87) Wallace, William Ross: Keep Step With the Music of Union, United States National Anthem, The Fight above the Clouds, The Fall of Vicksburg. (88) Warner, A. M.: July 21st, 1861. (89) Willett, Edward: Head of the Column. (90) Williams, W. Francis: Mitchell. (91) Willis, Richard Storrs: Why. (92) Winter, Charles: Camp Song. (93) Woodman, Horatio: The Flag. (94) Work, Henry Clay: Marching through Georgia, the Year of Jubilee.