Specimen Days

Specimen Days is essentially the great American poet Walt Whitman's scrap book. It documents most of his life's adventures, espeically his experience serving as a nurse during the Civil War and travelling around America.

20 chapters
A Happy Hour's Command --- Sources of Character-Results-1860
Opening of the Secession of War --- Patent Office Hospital
The White House by Moonlight --- The Most Inspiriting of All War's Shows
Battle of Gettysburg --- Summer of 1864
A New Army Organization Fit for America --- A Model Hospital
Boys in the Army --- Death of President Lincoln
Sherman's Army's Jubilation-Its Sudden Stoppage --- The Real War Will Never Get in the Books
An Interegnum Paragraph --- Colors-A Contrast
Nover 8, '76 --- The Oaks and I
A Quintet --- Death of William Cullen Bryant
Jaunt Up the Hudson --- Wild Flowers
The Civility Too Long Neglected -- Meeting A Hermit
An Ulster County Waterfall -- Swallow on the River
Begin a Long Jaunt West -- The Women of the West
The Silent General -- Seeing Niagara to Advantage
Jaunting To Canada --- Death of Thomas Carlyle
Carlyle From American Points of View -- Millet's Pictures Last Items
Birds - Death of Longfellow
Starting Newspapers --- Nature and Democracy-Morality
Notes