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Nature's Civil WarCommon Soldiers and the Environment in 1862 Virginia$
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Kathryn Shively Meier

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781469610764

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9781469610771_Meier

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Soldiers and Official Military Health Care

Soldiers and Official Military Health Care

(p.65) 3 Soldiers and Official Military Health Care
Nature's Civil War

Kathryn Shively Meier

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter shows how soldiers were not completely unarmed in their fight for survival in the elements; they were part of an official network of health care developed by their respective Medical Departments. The Union and Confederate war machines busily set about constructing sprawling and impressive health systems that would reduce the number of disease mortalities at war's end from the staggering eighty percent of the Mexican-American War to just sixty-six percent. And yet, 1862 was a year of trial, failure, and reinvention in terms of infrastructure, and soldiers were unaccustomed to professional care.

Keywords:   Civil War, soldiers, health care, medical care, medical departments, Union, Confederates

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