Life and Limb: The toll of the American Civil War

  • Presented By: University of South Alabama Biomedical Library
  • Dates: September 25, 2023 - November 3, 2023
  • Recurrence: Recurring every week day
  • Location: 5791 USA Drive North, Mobile, AL 36688
  • Address: 5791 USA Drive North, Mobile, AL 36688
  • Phone: (251) 460-6886
  • Time: 7:15 AM to 7:45 PM
  • Price: Free
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Visit this traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine at USA's Biomedical Library. Over three million soldiers fought in the American Civil War. More than half a million died and almost as many were wounded. Hundreds of thousands were permanently disabled by battlefield injuries or surgery, which saved lives by sacrificing limbs. These men remained a stark reminder of the costs of the conflict for long after the war. Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War explores experiences of disabled veterans and their role as symbols of the fractured nation. Additional programming includes a panel presentation by subject experts, and an online book discussion with the author of "Empty Sleeves: Amputation in the Civil War South."