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The Resource Death, disease, and life at war : the Civil War letters of Surgeon James D. Benton, 111th and 98th New York Infantry Regiments, 1862-1865, edited by Christopher E. Loperfido

Death, disease, and life at war : the Civil War letters of Surgeon James D. Benton, 111th and 98th New York Infantry Regiments, 1862-1865, edited by Christopher E. Loperfido

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Death, disease, and life at war : the Civil War letters of Surgeon James D. Benton, 111th and 98th New York Infantry Regiments, 1862-1865
Title
Death, disease, and life at war
Title remainder
the Civil War letters of Surgeon James D. Benton, 111th and 98th New York Infantry Regiments, 1862-1865
Statement of responsibility
edited by Christopher E. Loperfido
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Author
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
"Union surgeon James Dana Benton witnessed firsthand the suffering and death brought about by the ghastly wounds, infections, and diseases that wreaked havoc to both the Union and Confederate armies. A native of New York, Dr. Benton penned a series of letters throughout the war to his family relating his experiences with the 111th New York Infantry as an assistant surgeon, and later with the 98th New York as surgeon. His unique correspondence, together with insights from author Chris Loperfido, coalesce to produce Death and Disease in the Civil War : A Union Surgeon's Correspondence from Harpers Ferry to Richmond. Dr. Benton was present for some of the war's most gruesome and important battles, including Gettysburg, Cold Harbor, and the siege of Petersburg. He was also present at Harpers Ferry, Second Battle of Auburn, Battle of Morton's Ford, and Abraham Lincoln's second Inaugural address. His pen offers an insightful and honest look into what everyday life was like for the surgeons who tirelessly worked to save the men who risked their lives for the preservation of the nation. Loperfido's Death and Disease in the Civil War should be read by every student of the Civil War to better understand and come to grips with what awaited the wounded and the medical teams once the generals were finished with their work"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1837-1892
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Benton, James D.
Dewey number
973.7/75
Index
index present
LC call number
E621
LC item number
.B553 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Loperfido, Christopher E.
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  • Benton, James D.
  • Surgeons
  • United States
  • Surgery, Military
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • New York (State)
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Death, disease, and life at war : the Civil War letters of Surgeon James D. Benton, 111th and 98th New York Infantry Regiments, 1862-1865, edited by Christopher E. Loperfido
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Military Organization -- Pre-Civil War -- 1862 -- 1863 -- 1864 -- 1865 -- 1885 -- Appendices
Control code
2017018622
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781611213591
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2017018622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Death, disease, and life at war : the Civil War letters of Surgeon James D. Benton, 111th and 98th New York Infantry Regiments, 1862-1865, edited by Christopher E. Loperfido
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Military Organization -- Pre-Civil War -- 1862 -- 1863 -- 1864 -- 1865 -- 1885 -- Appendices
Control code
2017018622
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781611213591
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2017018622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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