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DUGANNE, Augustine Joseph Hickey, author, born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1823; died in New York, 20 October 1884. While quite young he wrote patriotic songs and poems, which were published in newspapers and became popular. These were collected and published in a volume entitled " Hand Poems" (Boston, 1844), which had a large sale. He was one of the founders of the American or "know-nothing" party. During the civil war he joined the 176th regiment of New York volunteers, and was commissioned colonel. He was captured by the Confederates and confined in a southern prison.
After the war he resumed editorial and literary work, and became connected with the "New York Tribune." He delivered an oration on the heroic succession at the Cooper institute (5 April 1867) on the second anniversary of the death of Abraham Lincoln (New York, 1867). His publications are "A Comprehensive Summary of General Philosophy" (1845)" "The Iron Harp" (Philadelphia, 1847); "The Lydian Queen," a tragedy, produced at the Walnut Street theatre, Philadelphia (1848);" MDCCCXLVIII, or the Year of the People" (1849); "Parnassus in Pillory, a Satire, by Motley Manners, Esq." (New York, 1851); "The Mission of Intellect," a poem read in New York (1852); "Art's True Mission in America" (New York, 1867)" "The Gospel of Labor," a poem read in New York (1854); "Poetical Works" (Philadelphia, 1856); "A ClassBook of Government and Civil Society" (New York, 1859); "History of Governments" (1861); "The Ring of Destiny, or the Astrologer's Plot, a Tale of Ancient Days" (Boston, 1861); " Utterances" (New York, 1864); "Camps and Prisons; Twenty Months in the Department of the Gulf" (New York, 1865); "Fighting Quakers a True Story of the War for Our Union" (New York, 1866)'" Revised Leaves," a series of critiques on contemporary authors, published in "Sartain's Magazine," and papers upon a variety of subjects, under various pen names, in magazines and journals. His last production was a satire on Robert G. Ingersoll, entitled "Injure Soul."
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