MANUSCRIPT: BPL (Higg 57). Pencil. Endorsed by TWH on last (blank) page: Miss Dickinson/86 Austin St/Cambridgeport/Mass.
PUBLICATION: AM LXVIII (October 1891) 450; L (1894) 310-311; LL 262; L (1931) 280.
Higginson had been wounded in July 1863, and left the army in May 1864. From 10 June until 2 September the Higginsons were at Pigeon Cove; in November they settled at Newport, Rhode Island. Hawthorne died on 19 May 1864.