Timrod, Henry

▪ American poet
born Dec. 8, 1828, Charleston, S.C., U.S.
died Oct. 6, 1867, Columbia, S.C.

      American poet who was called “the laureate of the Confederacy.”

      The son of a bookbinder, Timrod attended Franklin College (later the University of Georgia), Athens, for two years and for a short period of time read law in Charleston. For a number of years he worked as a tutor, and in 1860 a collection of his poems was published. In his best-known essay, “Literature in the South” (1859), he criticized the lack of respect accorded Southern writers in both the North and the South.

      During the American Civil War he enlisted in the Confederate army but was soon discharged for reasons of health. Later he was an editor and part owner of the South Carolinian in Columbia. After the city was burned by Union forces, however, he suffered from poverty and chronic ill health. He died of tuberculosis.

      In 1873 the Southern poet Paul Hamilton Hayne, who was Timrod's lifelong friend, edited The Poems of Henry Timrod. Among Timrod's poems supporting the South were “Ode Sung at the Occasion of Decorating the Graves of the Confederate Dead,” “The Cotton Boll,” and “Ethnogenesis.” Katie, a lyric poem to his wife, was published in 1884 and Complete Poems in 1899.

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