1861-1865: Dickinson writes over 1000 poems,
          366 in 1862
1863: Emancipation Proclamation &
          Gettysburg Address
1865: Whitman, Drum Taps
1871: Stephen Crane born
1895: Red Badge of Courage published

GOOD WORK! NEXT QUESTION: Which date is closest to the year in which Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of a Montgomery (Alabama) bus -- and so, many have said, began the Civil Rights Movement?         CLUE