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.

III. Poets of the Civil War II



Brock, Sallie A. The Southern Amaranth. 1868.

Browne, F. F. Bugle-Echoes: a Collection of the Poetry of the Civil War, Northern and Southern. 1886.

Clarke, Jennie T. Songs of the South. 1896.

Davidson, J. W. Living Writers of the South. 1869.

De Leon, T. C. South Songs. 1866.

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

Fagan, W. L. Southern War Songs. 1892.

Fulton, M.G. Southern Life in Southern Literature. 1917.

Hubner, C. W. War Poets of the South and Confederate Camp-fire Songs. [Atlanta, 1896.]

Kent, C. W. Southern Poems. 1913.

Manly, Louise. Southern Literature (1579–1895). 1897.

Mason, Emily V. Southern Poems of the War. 1867. 5th ed., 1889.

Mims, E., and Payne, B. R. Southern Prose and Poetry. 1910.

Moore, F. Rebel Rhymes and Rhapsodies. 1864.

—— Songs and Ballads of the Southern People. 1866.

Painter, F. V. N. Poets of the South. 1903.

Payne, L. W. Readings from Southern Literature. Chicago, 1913.

Simms, W. G. Southern Poetry of the War. 1867.

Trent, W. P. Southern Writers. 1905.

War Lyrics and Songs of the South. London, 1866.

Weber, W. L. Selections from Southern Poets. 1900.

Wharton, H. M. War Songs and Poems of the South.

White, R. G. Poetry, Lyrical, Narrative, and Satirical of the Civil War. 1866.


[Including representative Southern poets whose work was done before the Civil War but who are not dealt with elsewhere in this history.]

Allston, Washington (1779–1843). The Sylphs of the Seasons. London, 1813. Boston, 1813.

—— Monaldi: A Tale. Boston, 1841.

—— Lectures on Art, and Poems. 1850. [Ed. Dana, R. H., Sr.]

Flagg, J. B. The Life and Letters of Washington Allston. 1892.

Isham, S. The History of American Painting. 1905.

Sweetser, M. F. The Life of Washington Allston. Cambridge, 1879.

Ware, W. Lectures on the Work and Genius of Washington Allston. Boston, 1852.

Cooke, Philip Pendleton (1816–50). Froissart Ballads, and Other Poems. Philadelphia, 1847.

For his prose romances, see Johnson, J. G., Southern Fiction Prior to 1860, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1909.

Dabney, Richard (1787–1825). Poems, Original and Translated. Richmond, 1812. 2d ed., Philadelphia, 1815.

Bradsher, E. L. Richard Dabney. Sewanee Review, July, 1915.

Flash, Henry Lynden (1835– ). Poems. 1860. Another ed., New York and Washington, 1906.

Hayne, Paul Hamilton (1830–86). Poems. Boston, 1855. Other eds., 1857, 1859.

—— Avolio; A Legend of the Island of Cos. With Poems, Lyrical, Miscellaneous, and Dramatic. Boston, 1860.

—— Legends and Lyrics. Philadelphia, 1872.

—— The Mountain of the Lovers. With Poems of Nature and Tradition. 1875.

—— Lives of Robert Young Hayne and Hugh Swinton Legaré. 1878.

—— Poems of Paul Hamilton Hayne. Complete Edition. Boston, 1882. [Biographical Sketch by Preston, Margaret J.]

Allan, Elizabeth Preston. The Life and Letters of Maragaret Junkin Preston. Boston and New York, 1903.

Brown, J. T., Jr. Paul Hamilton Hayne. Sewanee Review, Apr., 1906.

Lanier, Sidney. Music and Poetry. Essays, 1899.

Mims, E. Sidney Lanier. Boston and New York, 1905.

Thompson, M. The Last Literary Cavalier. Critic, Apr., 1901.

Trent, W. P. William Gilmore Simms. Boston and New York, 1892.

Hope, James Barron (1829–87). Leoni di Monota, and Other Poems. Philadelphia, 1857.

—— A Poem: pronounced by James Barron Hope, on the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the English Settlement of Jamestown, May 13, 1857. Richmond, 1857.

—— A Collection of Poems. Richmond, 1859. [Includes 3 memorial poems.]

—— An Elegiac Ode: recited by James Barron Hope, on the Occasion of completing the Monument erected by the Ladies of Warren County, N. C., over the Remains of Annie Carter Lee. Richmond, 1866.

—— Under the Empire; or, The Story of Madelon. Norfolk, Virginia, 1878.

—— A Wreath of Virginia Bay Leaves. Poems … selected and edited by … Janey Hope Marr. 1895.

Jackson, Henry Rootes (1820–98). Tallulah, and Other Poems. Savannah, 1850.

Legaré, James Matthews (1823–59). Orta-Undis, and Other Poems. Boston, 1848.

Meek, Alexander Beaufort (1814–65). The South West: its History, Character, and Prospects. A Discourse … [at the] University of Alabama, December 7, 1839. Tuscaloosa, 1840.

—— The Red Eagle. 1855. Montgomery, Alabama, 1914.

—— Songs and Poems of the South. Mobile, 1857. 2d ed., New York, 1857. 3d ed., 1857.

—— Romantic Passages in Southwestern History; including Orations, Sketches, and Essays. 1857. 4th ed., 1857.

Ross, C. H. Alexander Beaufort Meek. Sewanee Review, Aug., 1896.

O’Hara, Theodore (1820–67). The Bivouac of the Dead and Its Author. By George Washington Ranck. Cincinnati, 1898. [Best text of the poems, with Memoir.]

Wilson, R. B. Theodore O’Hara. Century Magazine, May, 1890.

Pike, Albert (1809–91). Prose Sketches and Poems. Written in the Western Country. Boston, 1834.

—— Hymns to the Gods. Blackwood’s Magazine, June, 1839. [8 Hymns.]

—— Nugæ. Philadelphia, 1854. [Privately printed. Contains 12 Hymns with other poems.]

—— Hymns to the Gods, and Other Poems. [Washington ?], 1873, 1882. 2 vols. [Privately printed.]

—— Gen. Albert Pike’s Poems. With Introductory Biographical Sketch by Mrs. Lilian Pike Roome [his daughter]. Little Rock, Arkansas, 1900.

—— Hymns to the Gods and Other Poems. [Ed. Mrs. Roome.] Little Rock, 1916.

—— Lyrics and Love Songs. [Ed. Mrs. Roome.] Little Rock, 1916. Pike was also a voluminous writer on Masonic matters.

Pinkney, Edward Coate (1802–28). Rodolph, and Other Poems. Baltimore, 1823.

—— Poems. Baltimore, 1825. 2d ed., Baltimore, 1838. As Miscellaneous Poems, New York, 1844.

Melton, W. F., Edward Coate Pinkney. South Atlantic Quarterly, Oct., 1912.

Ross, C. H. Edward Coate Pinkney. Sewanee Review, May, 1896.

Preston, Margaret Junkin (1820–97). Silverwood. A Book of Memories. 1856.

—— Beechenbrook; a Rhyme of the War. Richmond, 1865. Baltimore, 1866, 1867. [8 eds. are said to have appeared within a year.]

—— Old Song and New. 1870.

—— Cartoons. Boston, 1875. 3d ed., Boston, 1881.

—— Centennial Poem for Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, 1785–1885. New York and London, 1885.

—— For Love’s Sake. Poems of Faith and Comfort. 1886.

—— A Handful of Monographs, Continental and English. 1886.

—— Colonial Ballads, Sonnets, and Other Verse. Boston and New York, 1887.

—— Chimes for Church-Children. Philadelphia [1889].

—— Semi-Centennial Ode for the Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Virginia, 1839–1889. New York and London, 1889.

—— Aunt Dorothy; an Old Virginian Plantation-Story. [1889.]

Allan, Elizabeth Preston. The Life and Letters of Margaret Junkin Preston. Boston and New York, 1903.

Randall, James Ryder (1839–1908). Maryland, My Maryland, and Other Poems. Baltimore and New York. [1908.]

—— Poems, 1910. [Introduction and Notes by Andrews, M. P.]

Ryan, Abram Joseph (1839–86). Father Ryan’s Poems. Mobile, 1879.

—— Poems. Patriotic, Religious, Miscellaneous. 1880.

—— Poems; Patriotic, Religious, Miscellaneous … containing his Posthumous Poems. [1896.] [Memoir by Moran, John.]

Ticknor, Francis Orray (1822–74). Poems. Philadelphia, 1879. [Introductory Notice by Hayne, P. H.]

—— Poems, New York and Washington, 1911. [Ed. Ticknor, Michelle Cutliff.]

Timrod, Henry (1829–67). Poems. Boston, 1860.

—— Poems. 1873. [Ed. Hayne, P. H.] 2d ed., 1874.

—— Katie. 1884.

—— Poems. Boston and New York, 1899. (Memorial Edition.) Richmond, 1901.

Austin, H. Henry Timrod. International Review, Sept., 1880.

Ross, C. H. The New Edition of Timrod. Sewanee Review, Oct., 1899.

Routh, J. E. Some Fugitive Poems of Timrod. South Atlantic Quarterly, Jan., 1903.

Wauchope, G. A. Henry Timrod: Man and Poet, a Critical Study. Columbia, S. C., 1915.

Wilde, Richard Henry (1789–1847). Conjectures Concerning the Love, Madness, and Imprisonment of Torquato Tasso. 1842. 2 vols.

—— Hesperia. Boston, 1867.

Jones, C. C. Life, Literary Labors, and Neglected Grave of Richard Henry Wilde. [Augusta] 1885.

Koch, T. W. Dante in America. Boston, 1896. [Contains an account of Wilde’s Italian studies.]

See Bibliography to Book III, Chap. IV.