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Rebel RichmondLife and Death in the Confederate Capital$
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Stephen V. Ash

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781469650982

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469650982.001.0001

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Longing, Suffering, and Death

Longing, Suffering, and Death

(p.205) 10 Longing, Suffering, and Death
Rebel Richmond

Stephen V. Ash

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter reflects on depression in Richmond as a result of the longing, suffering, and death of the Civil War. The post-war years accentuated yearning, nightmare, and pain as soldiers and others were affected by their loss. The chapter also covers the experience of the wounded and ill in the hospitals, as well as the medical treatment they received. Lastly, the chapter offers an overview of burial and cremation, as well as the cemeteries and monuments that were constructed in honor of those who died in war.

Keywords:   depression, suffering, death, post-war, soldier, hospital, cemeteries, monuments, burial, cremation

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