Rhode Island's Civil War Hospital: Life and Death at Portsmouth Grove, 1862-1865
by Grzyb, Frank L.
During the Civil War, thousands of wounded Union soldiers and Confederate prisoners convalesced in a general army hospital in rural Portsmouth Grove, Rhode Island. Because of its location on the periphery of the action, the hospital has remained a footnote to the dramatic sweep of Civil War literature. However, its history and the experiences of the doctors, nurses, patients and guards that gave it life provide a new perspective on the interaction between the army and society in wartime and on life in Civil War America. This in-depth account also explores the barbarities of medicine, daily routine in a general army hospital, the role of citizens in providing aid, the later adventures of former patients and staff, and the final resting places of those who died on the grounds.
Keywords: CIVIL WAR MILITARY HISTORY
First Edition. An exceptional copy. McFarland & Company, Inc., 2012. First Edition. Near Fine/Not Applicable. (Inventory #: 2183712)
Literature, American & Military History, General Antiquarian
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