Born: February 3, 1842, Macon, Georgia.
Died: September 7, 1881, Lynn, North Carolina.
Buried: Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland.
poet laureate of Georgia, earned his degree from Oglethorpe College in Atlanta.
In 1879, he was appointed lecturer on English literature at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
He was also an accomplished concert flutist, playing with the Peabody Orchestra in Baltimore.
One of his best known poems is Song of the Chattahoochee. His other works include: