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34 Stunning Portraits Capture Life During The American Civil War

34 Stunning Portraits Capture Life During The American Civil War

Rare Large Albumen Photo: Hand-Colored CW Battle Flag

Rare Large Albumen Photo: Hand-Colored CW Battle Flag

This photograph of the field hospital at the Battle of Savage Station gives the reader a better view of the conditions of Civil War medicine than can be described in words. Notice that the wounded do not have the benefit of shelter, and are left to suffer in the sun.  The number of wounded far exceeds the number available to help with treatment. The injured are doubtlessly suffering not only from their wounds and lack of care, but also from the elements.

Savage Station, Virginia Field hospital after the battle of June It was made in 1862 by Gibson, James F.

United States Civil War,Bottle with Union soldier's prison ration of grits.

United States Civil War,Bottle with Union soldier's prison ration of grits. - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

Civil War era bottle with label by Crystal M

Quinine was a natural painkiller and anti-inflammatory drug. It has a bitter taste and and comes as a powder which dissolves in water. From 1850 and onwards it was taken regularly to prevent diseases.

Tombstone for Stonewall Jackson's left arm.  Jackson was shot during the Battle of Chancellorsville near Fredericksburg, Virginia, and the arm was amputated.

An unusual headstone. It marks the burial spot of Confederate General, Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson's left arm. It was amputated after a friendly-fire incident during the Battle of Chancellorsville in the American Civil War.

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