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Sidney Lanier (1842 - 1881)
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Sidney Lanier was born in Macon, Georgia on February 3, 1842. He attended a Macon academy in 1857 took up studies at Oglethorpe University in Milledgeville, Georgia. He graduated from Oglethorp in 1860 and
after a brief period as a tutor there (1860-61) joined the Macon Volunteers to fight for the Confederacy.

During the war he began writing his first novel Tiger-Lilies (which was published in 1867). In 1864 he was captured and imprisoned at Point Lookout, Maryland where he contracted tuber..
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If you want to be found stand where the seeker seeks.
- Sidney Lanier
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