Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (18071882). Complete Poetical Works. 1893.
A Book of Sonnets
A Nameless Grave
A newspaper description of a burying ground in Newport News, where, on the head-board of a soldier were the words, A Union Soldier mustered out, was sent to Mr. Longfellow in 1864. Ten years passed before the poet used the incident, for he wrote the sonnet November 30, 1874.