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Barnitz, Albert Trorillo Siders (10 March 1835–18 July 1912), poet and soldier, was born at Bloody Run, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. The names of his parents are not known. His father, a physician, died when Albert was thirteen, and the boy devoted himself to caring for his mother and siblings. Reading widely and deeply in literature, he became a self-taught poet of modest local reputation. His formal education consisted of a year at Kenyon College in 1851 and two years, 1858 to 1859, of intermittent study at the Cleveland Law College. His first marriage, to Eva Prouty in 1859, ended with her death in childbirth a year later....

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Brownell, Henry Howard (06 February 1820–31 October 1872), author and naval officer, was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of Pardon Brownell, a physician, and Lucia de Wolf. His father’s brother Thomas Church Brownell was bishop of the Episcopal diocese of Connecticut and also president of Washington (later Trinity) College, in Hartford, Connecticut. After attending public schools in Providence and East Hartford, Brownell enrolled in Washington College, graduating in 1841. He moved to the South in order to improve his health and taught school in Mobile, Alabama. Brownell returned to Hartford, where he read for the law. He was admitted to the bar in 1844, practiced for a short time, and then returned to teaching. He joined his brother in literary pursuits, contributing to magazines and publishing ...

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Kilmer, Joyce (06 December 1886–30 July 1918), poet and soldier, was born Alfred Joyce Kilmer in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the son of Frederick Barnett Kilmer, a professional chemist, and Annie Ellene Kilburn, a writer and composer. Joyce Kilmer studied at Rutgers College from 1904 to 1906 and then at Columbia University. Two weeks after graduating from Columbia with an A.B. in June 1908, he married Aline Murray, a competent poet and the stepdaughter of ...

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Parke, John (07 April 1754–11 December 1789), soldier and poet, was born in Dover, Delaware, the son of Thomas Parke, a prosperous hatter and sheriff, and Ann (maiden name unknown). Parke was educated at Newark Academy and College in Delaware and later at the College of Philadelphia, receiving from the latter a bachelor of arts in 1771 and a master of arts in 1775. He read law for several years, then in August 1775 joined the Continental army, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel....

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Pinkney, Edward Coote (01 October 1802–11 April 1828), naval midshipman and poet, was born in London, England, the son of William Pinkney, a minister to England, and Ann Maria Rodgers. In 1804 the Pinkney family moved to Baltimore, Maryland. From 1806 until 1811 they lived in London, where William Pinkney was again assigned diplomatic duties. Edward attended excellent English schools. The family returned to Baltimore so that William Pinkney could serve as attorney general in President ...

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Seeger, Alan (22 June 1888–04 July 1916), poet and soldier, was born in New York City, the son of Charles Louis Seeger, an importer-exporter, and Elsie Simmons Adams. Seeger’s childhood was spent on Staten Island. When the Seeger and Guernsey Company failed in 1900, Charles Seeger took his family to Mexico City where he had originally started in business. The beauty of Mexico City and the surrounding areas were later to have a great effect on Alan Seeger’s poetry. “An Ode to Antares” and his longest poem, “The Deserted Garden,” are full of memories of the Mexican countryside....