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- ISBN: 9781781382509 | 1781382506
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 3/1/2016
David Seed is Professor of English at the University of Liverpool. He is the editor of (with Susan Castillo) American Travel and Empire (LUP, 2009) and author of Cinematic Fictions (LUP, 2009).
Stephen C. Kenny is Lecturer in 19th- and 20th-century North American History at the University of Liverpool.
Chris Williams is Research and KE Impact Officer at the University of Liverpool.
Introduction: Civil War Voices and Visions
Early Experiences in the Field: William Williams Keen, 'Surgical Reminiscences of the Civil War.'
Case 275. The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion.
Accounts of Nursing
With the US Sanitary Commission: Katherine Prescott Wormeley, The Other Side of War.
Evacuation from Virginia 1862: Frederick Law Olmsted, Hospital Transports.
Hospital Routine: Jane Stuart Woolsey, Hospital Days.
A Death in the Ward: Louisa May Alcott, Hospital Sketches.
Nurse and Spy: S. Emma E. Edmonds, Nurse and Spy in the Union Army.
Front-Line Nursing: Susie King Taylor, Reminiscences of My Life in Camp.
*INSERT 2: Robert L. Davis (Wittenberg University), ' "The Mute look that Rolls and Moves": Walt Whitman's Civil War.'
DOWN AT THE FRONT, etc. Walt Whitman, Specimen Days.
Medical Facilities and Pathology
Jonathan Letterman on the Medical Corps: Jonathan Letterman, Medical Recollections of the Army.
The Confederate Military Prison Hospital at Andersonville, Georgia: Austin Flint, Contributions to the Causation and Prevention of Disease.
Field Hospitals: A Glimpse: John D. Billings, Hardtack and Coffee.
Field Hospitals: The Need: Samuel D. Gross, A Manual of Military Surgery.
Plea for an Ambulance Service: Henry L. Bowditch, A Brief Plea for an Ambulance System.
Hospital Broadside: North Carolina Hospital Broadside 1863.
Hospitals in Richmond Virginia: Mary Chesnut, A Diary from Dixie.
Malingering: William Williams Keen, 'Surgical Reminiscences' and George Cary Eggleston, A Rebel's Recollections.
Roberts Bartholomew on Nostalgia: Austin Flint, Contributions to the Causation.
Medical Welfare Begins: 'Debut and Prospectus,' The Crutch (1864).
'Sanatosia', 'Wounded' (poem).
'(Dis)embodied Identities: Civil War Soldiers, Surgeons and the Medical Memories of Combat.'
'Painful Looks: Medical Photography of the Civil War.'
Mathew Brady's Photographs: Pictures of the Dead at Antietam.
Amputations and Prosthetic Limbs
The Invalid Corps (song)
*INSERT 5: Dillon Carroll (University of Georgia), 'The Case of Napoleon Perkins.'
The First Amputee: J.E. Hanger, 'Record of Services.'
Testimonial Letter: D. DeForrest Douglass, Reporter on the New Patent Artificial Leg (1863).
The Salem Leg: The Salem Leg: Under the Patronage of the United States Government for the Use of the Army and Navy (1864).
The Human Wheel: Oliver Wendell Holmes, 'The Human Wheel, Its Spokes and Felloes.'
'The Case of George Dedlow' by Silas Weir Mitchell (complete).
'Phantom Limbs' by Silas Weir Mitchell.
In the Field of Battle
Diary: October 29, 1862: The Civil War Diary of Henry Tisdale.
The Battle of Shiloh: Aftermath: Willis De Hass, 'The Battle of Shiloh,' Annals of the War.
Battle of Ellyson's Mills: Spencer Glasgow Welch, A Confederate Surgeon's Letters to His Wife.
Aftermath of Battle, Cedar Mountain, Virginia: David Hunter Strother, 'Personal Recollections of the War.'
After the Battle of Winchester: David Hunter Strother, A Virginia Yankee in the Civil War.
Christian Fleetwood, The Negro as Soldier.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment.
Ambrose Bierce, 'What I Saw of Shiloh.'
Ambrose Bierce, 'The Coup de Grace.'
Ambrose Bierce, 'A Resumed Identity.'
Warren Lee Goss, Recollections of a Private.
Stephen Crane, The Red Badge of Courage (from Chapter 8).