The American Civil War Experience: Death and Injury on the Battlefield – 1
Dead soldier_Ewell's Corp

I previously posted a piece on the impact of disease on soldiers in the Civil War [see “The American Civil War Experience: Lice, Disease and Quinine” ]. The following discusses the other side of death during the war, the experience on the battlefield. Please be aware the the following is very graphic. Battle injuries in the civil […]

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Death and Injury on the Battlefield – Part I

On November 24th, I posted a piece on the impact of disease on soldiers in the Civil War [see “On Lice, Disease and Quinine” here]. The following discusses the other side of death during the war, the experience on the battlefield. Please be aware the the following is very graphic. [Photo to left: One of Ewell’s Corps […]

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A Slapdash War

A common theme among authors I have read this term who have written about the experiences of Civil War soldiers is the informality with which the war was conducted. Historian Bruce Canton called it “slapdash.” Now there’s a word we don’t use much today. I looked it up. Here’s Princeton’s take: ____________________________________________________________________________________ Slapdash adjective – […]

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