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1901. Timrod, the Southern poet, was known as the laureate of the Confederacy. He was an editor of the Columbia South Carolinian, but, ruined by the war, he died in poverty of tuberculosis, having published only one volume of poems. Timrod's finest poems are his Ode to the Confederate Dead at Magnolia Cemetery, The Cotton Boll, Carolina, and Ethnogenesis, all of which are included in this volume.