Henry Timrod

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Birthday
8, 1828
Birthplace
Chaleston, SC
Death Date
Oct 7, 1867 (38)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
8, 1828
Birthplace
Chaleston, SC
Death Date
Oct 7, 1867 (38)

About

Civil War-era poet and Confederate Poet Laureate who is best remembered for works such as "Ethnogenesis," "Carolina," "A Cry to Arms," and "Katie." He died of tuberculosis in 1867.

Before Fame

He attended the University of Georgia and later worked in a law office.

Trivia

He often submitted his poems to The Southern Literary Messenger.

Family Life

He was born to a South Carolina family of German heritage. He later had a son with his wife Katie.

Associated With

A 2006 New York Times article accused singer-songwriter Bob Dylan of basing some of his song lyrics too closely upon the poems of Henry Timrod.