A little tour from Walt Whitman's daily visits in D.C. hospitals, and a rummage through the pages of his notebook...
SOURCE TEXT = Walt Whitman: Memoranda During the War (1875-76)
Oh my dears, my dears -- What is a cartoonist to do?
These notebooks won't let me go...
Incredible! You can't make this stuff up!
(Although "Bill James" may have...)
So do I go back and draw this in? How could I resist...?
No, too late! Too late! ~
But maybe I can fit it into Volume 3 somewhere...
Or this one -- so sad, so lonely -- such care:
And wait a second -- This one caught my eye:
I recognize that fellow from another note, supplying a few more details from the case: