Exhibition - Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War

Exhibition - Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War

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From the National Libraries of Medicine, of the National Institutes of Health, comes a riveting exhibit on a hidden part of Civil War history:

"The perspectives of surgeons, physicians, and nurses are richly documented in the history of Civil War medicine, which highlights the heroism and brutality of battlefield operations and the challenges of caring for the wounded during wartime. Yet the experiences of injured soldiers during the conflict and in the years afterwards are less well-known. More than three million soldiers fought in the war from 1861-1865. More than half a million died, and almost as many were wounded but survived. Hundreds of thousands were permanently disabled by battlefield injuries or surgery, which saved lives by sacrificing limbs. Life and Limb: The Toll of the Civil War explores the experiences of disabled Civil War veterans who served as a symbol of the fractured nation and a stark reminder of the costs of the conflict." - the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health

Join us at the Somerset County Library to dive into our country's history. The exhibit will be on display November 19 to December 29, during library open hours. For more information, please call the Service Desk at 814-445-5907.

Tags: Library Events, Library, Somerset County Library, History, Civil War, Exhibit, Free

Posted By: Somerset County Library




Event Details

Date: November 19, 2018

This event also occurs on 11/20/2018, 11/21/2018, 11/22/2018, 11/23/2018 and 36 more dates. [see all dates]



Location:
Somerset County Library
6022 Glades Pike, Ste. 120
Somerset, Pennsylvania 15501

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Contact:
Service Desk
814.445.5907


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