Someone sent me this link to a piece of Stephen Vincent Benet's book length poem, "John Brown's Body" that won a Pulitzer in 1928 if I remember correctly. It is uneven. The best parts IMO are the descriptions of the two peoples, the armies and the leaders. The narrative that runs through it of some mythical mountaineer has always escaped me. That is probably my fault.
This description of the "marble man" is exquisite. pl