Document for May 31st:
"Walt Whitman, ca. 1860 - ca. 1865"
American poet and writer Walt Whitman was born on May 31, 1819. Deeply touched by a visit to a wartime hospital, Whitman spent much of the Civil War as a hospital volunteer, carefully documenting his experiences caring for the wounded.
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