The Resource William Wilberforce Mann poem

William Wilberforce Mann poem

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William Wilberforce Mann poem, 1865 Nov. 23
Title
William Wilberforce Mann poem
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1865 Nov. 23
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eng
Summary
Poem, 23 November 1865, by William Wilberforce Mann (1809-1885) entitled "Tribute to a Hero" comparing Union General William T. Sherman (1820-1891) unfavorably with Confederate General Wade Hampton (1818-1902). Printed part of poem had been cut and pasted to the back of the page of a journal and had been edited and new lines added
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William Wilberforce Mann, author, editor, and journalist, was born March 1809 in New England and grew up in Augusta, Georgia. Mann wrote for the GEORGIA COURIER, from 1825-1832, the GEORGIA CONSTITUTIONALIST, 1832, and was editor of THE PEOPLE'S PRESS, 1838. In 1846 Mann moved to Paris, France and began his career as the Parisian correspondent for the CHARLESTON COURIER (1846-1848), NEW YORK COURIER AND ENQUIRER (1848-1853), SOUTHERN LITERARY MESSENGER (1848), NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER (1850-1856), and SOUTHERN ECLECTIC (1853). While in Paris, Mann also translated the United States Constitution and letters of George Washington's into French. Mann returned to Georgia in 1856 and moved to New York in 1860, where he worked for the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. In 1871 he published two books on his new metric measurement system, the Linn-base system, entitled A NEW SYSTEM OF MEASURES, WEIGHTS, AND MONEY; ENTITLED THE LINN-BASE DECIMAL SYSTEM and A NEW DECIMAL METRICAL SYSTEM FOUNDED ON THE EARTH'S POLAR DIAMETER. Mann died in New York, NY on 20 Feb. 1885.
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William Wilberforce Mann poem
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