The New Student's Reference Work/Randall, James Ryder
Ran′dall, James Ryder, poet-journalist, was born in Baltimore, Md., in 1839. He was the author of numerous poems, collected in one volume in 1908, but the most famous of his compositions is Maryland, My Maryland. This war-poem was written in the heat of passion in the Civil War, and its success was instantaneous. Dr. Holmes wrote to Randall that he wished he might have been able to do for his own Massachusetts what Randall had done for Maryland. He died in the early part of 1908.