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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1864

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Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1864
Emily Dickinson
   [The Poets light but Lamps]**
   [This Consciousness that is aware]**

Nathaniel Hawthorne
 Letter
   To H.W. Longfellow, January 2, 1864**

Songs of White Communities
   Come Home, Father (Henry Clay Work)** audio file

Henry David Thoreau
   The Maine Woods

Related Literary Events
Nathaniel Hawthorne died.

Caroline Kirkland died.

Other literary publications
- George Perkins Marsh, Man and Nature
Abraham Lincoln is reelected president.

General Ulysses S. Grant given command of all Union armies (March).

Battle of the Wilderness (May).

Battle of Spotsylvania (May).

Battle of Cold Harbor (June).

Surrender of Atlanta (September).

In 1866 the National Labor Union asked Congress to pass legislation that would mandate an eight-hour work day.

Nevada is admitted to the Union.

Sand Creek Massacre of Indians in Colorado.

Wade-Davis bill passed by Congress and pocket-vetoed by President Lincoln.

General Sherman burns Atlanta; begins "March to the Sea" (September).



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