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The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion

When it comes to primary resources regarding Civil War medicine, one of the best sources available to researchers is the The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865. The history grew out of what was known as … Continue reading

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Christmas in the Hospitals: Bringing Cheer to a Dreary Holidays

It is never fun to spend the holidays in the hospital and it was no different during the Civil War. Soldiers in pain from battle wounds or suffering from diseases or infections, sometimes exasperated by wartime shortages, made the holiday … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Death, Disease, and Life at War”

From the regimental camp of the 111th New York Infantry near Brandy Station, Virginia, Surgeon James Benton wrote to his parents, “The spring campaign will soon be upon us and in my opinion we have never seen any fighting which … Continue reading

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Deliver Me From Anymore Southern Winters

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Rob Wilson Army of the Potomac Private George Augustus Marden’s frequent letters home to family in Mont Vernon, New Hampshire, contained fascinating accounts of his Civil War experiences. Others carried disturbing news, such … Continue reading

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Silent Death: Dysentery, Disease and Sickness

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Michael Aubrecht Future years will never know the seething hell and black infernal background and it is best they should not. —Poet Walt Whitman, on the misery he witnessed in hospitals and camps … Continue reading

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