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Henry Howard Brownell (1820–1872)

Brownell, Henry Howard. An American poet and writer of historical sketches; born at Providence, RI, Feb. 6, 1820; died at East Hartford, CT, Oct. 31, 1872. His first poetic venture was a spirited versification of Farragut’s ‘General Orders’ to the fleet below New Orleans. Afterward he was appointed to an honorary place on the Hartford flagship, and had opportunity to observe actual naval warfare. In ‘The Bay Fight’ he describes with truth and force the battle of Mobile Bay. He collected and published his many occasional verses in ‘Lyrics of a Day, or Newspaper Poetry by a Volunteer in the U.S. Service’ (1864). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).