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    George Armstrong Custer: A Presumably Unpublished, Hand-written, Signed Memorial Poem by Noted Poet and Journalist Edmund Clarence Stedman. The poem opens:
    "Thou, wild young warrior, rest,
    By all the prairie winds caressed."

    "Swift was their dying pang

    Even as the war cry rang
    Thy dauntless spirit mounted high
    And sought Columbia's sky! -
    There, to the northward far,
    Shines a new star,
    And from it blazes down
    The lights of thy crown!"

    A true renaissance man, the Yale graduate was at various points in his career a newspaper journalist, law clerk, member of the New York Stock Exchange, book editor, author, inventor, and-of course-poet. After the death of James Russell Lowell, Stedman was perhaps the most highly regarded American poet and critic, and in 1904 was one of the first seven elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

    The poem is 6.5" x 8.5", in excellent condition, and is accompanied by a period engraving of Stedman. From the collection of Donald P. Dow.


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    November, 2014
    8th Saturday
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