The American Civil War Experience: Death and Injury on the Battlefield – 1
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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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The American Civil War Experience: Lice, Disease and Quinine

The statistics of those who died during the Civil War, not from injury but from disease, are shocking. Of the 360,222 men known to have died on the Union side, a quarter of a million were lost due to disease rather than the enemy. While the Confederates didn’t keep records, it is estimated that seventy-five […]

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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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