Civil War - U.S.

Doctors in Blue: The Medical History of the Union Army in the Civil War

By George Worthington Adams

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Considered a classic work on the medical history of the Union Army, Adams account has many fascinating statistics and tells the story behind them. For example, only 1/3 of the 300,000 Union soldiers who died during the Civil War were killed by the Confederate Army. Disease took the rest. Also available: Doctors in Gray.

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Civil War Medicine: Challenges and Triumphs

By Alfred Jay Bollet

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Bollet compares Civil War medicine to that used during the Crimean War (shortly before) and during the Franco-German War (immediately after) and comes to the somewhat surprising conclusion that the Americans were doing extremely well compared to their European counterparts. Lengthy and with many statistics.

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Civil War Medicine: Care and Comfort of the Wounded

By Robert E. Denney

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First-hand accounts from letters, journals, reports, and diaries from both sides of the conflict tell the story of the struggle to treat the wounded in the Civil War. Items are arranged chronologically from January 1862 to October 1865. Includes black and white photos.

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Civil War Medicine: 1861-1865

By C. Keith Wilbur

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A good choice for getting a grounding in the subject or school reports. Many illustrations.

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A Southern Woman's Story: Life in Confederate Richmond

By Phoebe Yates Pember

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Phoebe Yates Pember penned the story of her time as chief matron at Chimorazo Hospital in Richmond shortly after the Civil War.

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The Shenandoah and Rappahannock Rivers Guide

By Bruce Ingram

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"This book reveals the best angling spots, every rapid and access point, and where the best wildlife and scenery are found. Every chapter begins with an historical anecdote chronicling the fascinating past of the Shenandoah and Rappahannock. Heroes of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars come alive in the tangible setting of these rivers."

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Welcome the Hour of Conflict: William Cowan McClellan and the 9th Alabama

By edited by John C. Carter

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Some collections of Civil War letters are either too brief or have too many writers to get a significant sense of life on the march. These letters represent the full four years of camp, march, and battle with much of the time spent in Virginia. Appendices include a list of letters, the regiment’s casualties/enlistment totals, officers and infantry assignments, Private McClellan’s military record, the regimental roster, notes, and an index.

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Addy's Cookbook: A Peek at Dining in the Past with Meals You Can Cook Today

By Rebecca Sample Bernstein

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Young cooks can learn about cooking in the Civil War era. Through words and pictures, with recipes and instructions, they will learn to make chicken shortcake, collard greens, cornbread, potato salad, lemonade, peach cobbler, pound cake, buttermilk biscuits with gravy, fried apples, and more.

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Songs and Stories of the Civil War

By Jerry Silverman

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Provides a history of the music and lyrics of a dozen Civil War songs, describing the circumstances under which they were created and performed.

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