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Frank Day

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Melville drew on the [Rebellion] Record for twenty of the seventy-two poems in Battle-Pieces and for two others included in his later volume of poems...His indebtedness to the Record, moreover, is greater in one sense than is suggested by the total of twenty poems out of seventy-two, for most of the fifty-two poems not indebted to the Record are largely philosophical, eulogistic, or inscriptive. Of the lines actually describing war events and giving details of battles, an estimated eighty percent have probable sources in the Record.

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Clemson University Digital Press

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2002

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Copyright 2002, Clemson University

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