Category Archives: Medical

ECW on C-SPAN 3: Paige Gibbons Backus

ECW returns to C-SPAN 3’s “American History TV” this weekend. The Paige Gibbons Backus’s talk from our 2020 virtual symposium, “A Fight for Life or Death: The Carnage Found in the Medical Field During the Civil War,” debuts on Saturday … Continue reading

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“The Foot That Is Gone Pains Me The Most”

May 8, 1862 My leg has given me a good deal of pain since yesterday, owing to its being too tightly bandaged. The last ligature is away, and it ought to heal rapidly now. The foot that is gone pains … Continue reading

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Who Tended to the Dying Arthur MacArthur?

ECW welcomes guest author Charlie Knight In his last few moments of life, Lt. Gen. Arthur MacArthur recounted the Atlanta Campaign in front of dozens of veterans of his former regiment, the 24th Wisconsin Infantry. Just as he began to … Continue reading

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“He is the last of seven sons” – One Sanitary Agent Witnesses the Tragedy of War in St. Louis

In her first assignment as an agent with the Chicago branch of the U.S. Sanitary Commission, Jane Hoge witnessed the true tragedy, devastation, and sacrifices that the Civil War brought upon Americans. At age 50 and the mother of two … Continue reading

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Bucklin’s Hospital & Camp: (Part 19, Conclusion)

In Hospital and Camp, A Woman’s Record of Thrilling Incidents Among the Wounded in the Late War by Sophronia E. Bucklin It’s Week 19 and the concluding post of our read-along with extra historical notes and images. If you want to … Continue reading

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Bucklin’s Hospital & Camp: “Everywhere there was joy that the war was over” (Part 18)

In Hospital and Camp, A Woman’s Record of Thrilling Incidents Among the Wounded in the Late War by Sophronia E. Bucklin It’s Week 18 of our read-along with extra historical notes and images. If you want to catch up on the … Continue reading

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Bucklin’s Hospital & Camp: “Our hospital cares and labors made fast friends of many of us” (Part 17)

In Hospital and Camp, A Woman’s Record of Thrilling Incidents Among the Wounded in the Late War by Sophronia E. Bucklin It’s Week 17 of our read-along with extra historical notes and images. If you want to catch up on the … Continue reading

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Bucklin’s Hospital & Camp: “Many of whom had just been liberated from bondage” (Part 16)

In Hospital and Camp, A Woman’s Record of Thrilling Incidents Among the Wounded in the Late War by Sophronia E. Bucklin It’s Week 16 of our read-along with extra historical notes and images. If you want to catch up on the … Continue reading

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Bucklin’s Hospital & Camp: “The Familiar Sound of Cannonading” (Part 15)

In Hospital and Camp, A Woman’s Record of Thrilling Incidents Among the Wounded in the Late War by Sophronia E. Bucklin It’s Week 15 of our read-along with extra historical notes and images. If you want to catch up on the … Continue reading

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Bucklin’s Hospital & Camp: “A Standing Order Until Countermanded” (Part 14)

In Hospital and Camp, A Woman’s Record of Thrilling Incidents Among the Wounded in the Late War by Sophronia E. Bucklin It’s Week 14 of our read-along with extra historical notes and images. If you want to catch up on the … Continue reading

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