Walt Whitman

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  • Born in West Hills, NY

    West Hills, NY
  • Begins working for newspaper, "The Long Island Patriot"

  • Moves to Brooklyn, NY

  • Drops out of school at age 11 to work and earn money for family.

  • First Published Novel: "The Inebriate" or "Franklin Evans"

    First Published Novel: "The Inebriate" or "Franklin Evans"
  • Leaves of Grass is published

    Leaves of Grass is published
  • Civil War begins, Walt moves to Washington, DC. Works as nurse.

    Civil War begins, Walt moves to Washington, DC. Works as nurse.
    Works with Clara Barton.
  • Walt moves to Fredericksburg, VA and continues work as nurse.

  • Lincoln Assassination and end of Civil War

  • 5th edition of Leaves of Grass is published

  • Walt suffers stroke

  • Mother dies. Walt moves to Camden, NJ.

  • Walt suffers second stroke. Health declines.

  • Final edition of Leaves of Grass. Known as Death Bed Edition.

    Final edition of Leaves of Grass. Known as Death Bed Edition.
  • Walt Whitman Dies

    Walt Whitman Dies
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    Walt Whitman's Life

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    Walt bounces around between writing jobs and teaching jobs.

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    Walt works as editor for two different newspapers.

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    Walt works as editor for, "The Brooklyn Daily Times"