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George Washington Patten (1808–1882)

Patten, George Washington. An American poet; born in Newport, RI, Dec. 25, 1808; died in Houlton, ME, April 28, 1882. Educated at West Point, he served in the Mexican and Seminole wars. He acquired some reputation as a writer, and has been called the “poet-laureate of the army.” Among his lyrics are: ‘The Seminole’s Reply,’ one declaimed by most American schoolboys; ‘Joys that We’ve Tasted’; and ‘An Episode of the Mexican War.’ He published in book form: ‘Artillery Drill’ (1861); ‘Army Manual’ (1863); ‘Voices of the Border,’ a collection of his poems (1867).