Thursday, July 17, 2014

Brief notice of Battle-Pieces in Cleveland: "musical and meritorious"

From the Cleveland Daily Leader, Saturday, September 8, 1866:


By Herman Melville. Extra cloth binding;
fine paper; pp. 272. Published by
Harper & Brothers: 1866. For sale by
Ingham & Bragg, Cleveland.

Mr. Melville has written some very musical and meritorious lines commemorative of battle-scenes, battle-grounds, and the memory of fallen heroes. The present volume is a collection of poems upon subjects introduced by the late war, and some of them of a high order of literary merit. It is entertaining, and will doubtless enjoy extensive popularity.

--found in the Newspaper Archives at Genealogy Bank
Edwin W. Cowles edited the Cleveland Leader.
"Before and during the Civil War, the paper was anti-slavery, with strong editorials pushing for the abolition of slavery and the repeal of the Fugitive Slave Act." --Chronicling America

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