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Life and Limb: The Toll of the Civil War

Civil War soldiersLife and Limb: The Toll of the Civil War is a traveling, six-panel exhibition that explores the experiences of disabled Civil War veterans injured in the American conflict (1861-1865). While more than three million soldiers fought in the war, 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. However, the experiences of injured soldiers during the conflict and in the years afterwards are less well-known. This exhibition presents some of their experiences.

The exhibition can be viewed on the first floor of the library until January 26, 2018.

An exhibition developed and produced by the Exhibition Program at the National Library of Medicine.

December 15, 2017


Halle Library, 955 W. Circle Dr, Ypsilanti MI, USA 48197 Phone:734.487.0020