Thought Piece

Walt contained “multitudes” with great magnanimity. Even in his time as the first “male nurse” during the Civil War, he provided a poet’s sympathy, writing materials, small amounts of money, fruits and cookies, to over 100,000 of the wounded in and around Wash DC.

He never loved the Confederates wounded any less than the Union soldiers. He is (to this day) a tower of humanity and dignity. Steve

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