Civil War Wounds
June 13, 2011
Since it's the 150th anniversary of the "Late Unpleasantness", I've been looking at a lot of Civil War books recently. It's amazing that after 150 years, Americans still feel so strongly about the Civil War. One of the books I've looked at recently is a collection of images taken of wounds soldiers received in the war. Medicine back then was fairly primitive, and when surgeons treated wounds in the battlefield, they had little to work with. Despite this, many men did survive their wounds. The images are hard to view considering the severity of the wounds, but fascinating nonetheless.
Missouri Life magazine has been promoting all of the events in the state that are commemorating the 150th anniversary. During any weekend, in any part of the state, there's an event taking place that commemorates the Civil War. Check your local branch for a copy of Missouri Life, and see what's happening around the state!
Department Manager Interlibrary Loan