Reader's Theater Classics: Famous People, Famous Words—Walt Whitman: O Captain! My Captain!
Can words comfort wounded soldiers? Can words unite soldiers who fought on opposite sides of the war? Can words soothe the sorrow of a nation after its president is assassinated? Read about American poet Walt Whitman’s visit to a Washington, D.C. hospital just weeks after the close of the Civil War and President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination to find out.