Whitman moves with his family form West Hills
Walt Whitman, finished his Studies.
Whitman moves back to New York City
Whitman publishes his first novel, Franklin Evans; or The Inebriate.
Whitman publishes the first edition of Leaves of Grass, a collection of twelve poems written in a bold new style.
Whitman's boss at the Department of the Interior fires him because of the supposedly obscene content of Leaves of Grass, which Whitman works on during his downtime at the office.
Whitman suffers another stroke that causes paralysis. His health is in severe decline, and he redrafts his will.
Whitman prepares the final edition of Leaves of Grass, known as the "Deathbed Edition."