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A good anthology of poetry from the Civil War, broken down into "Confederate Poetry" and "Union Poetry," can be found at http://www. civil-war.net (October 15, 2000).

Twentieth-century poet Robert Frost was a great admirer of Whitman, and his work certainly shows Whitman's influence. All of Frost's poetry is available in Poetry of Robert Frost: Collected Poems, Complete and Unabridged, published by Henry Holt in 1979.

Emily Dickinson wrote at the same time as Whitman. Her poem "I Like to See It Lap the Miles," available in The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson (1890), resembles "Cavalry Crossing a Ford" in terms of visual perspective.

A good overview of Whitman's works, including this poem, is available in The Viking Portable Walt Whitman (1945), edited by Mark van Doren.

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