Beat! Beat! Drums! Resources
Get the basic dish on Mr. Whitman here: biography, pictures, poems, links, and more.
Here, you'll find absolutely everything about Walt Whitman. We kid you not.
You know you've made it when you've got yourname.org. Check out Walt's birthplace on this site, and if you ever find yourselves in West Hills, New York, check it out in person!
"Beat! Beat! Drums!" gives us a nice vision of America before and during the war. Here, you can zoom in and take a look at "Whitman's New York."
Check out this short video biography from PBS, part of the American Experience series. And if Whitman didn't have an American experience, no one did.
Check out some clips from this revealing documentary. If you poke around a bit, you can find some great information on civil war bands, too!
Here's Whitman's handwritten manuscript of "Beat! Beat! Drums!" Come on, how cool is that?
Check out the original New York Times obituary for Walt Whitman, who came to a "peaceful end" in 1892.
The original 1861 publication. No joke.
Listen as a group of choirs sings the words of "Beat! Beat! Drums!" – is this how you would have orchestrated it?
Whitman is for everyone, and this guy makes him shine.
Now this is guy we'd like on our side.
Just as cool as an older guy.
Can you spot the bugles and drums?