Rhode Island's Civil War Hospital: Life and Death at Portsmouth Grove, 1862-1865

By: Grzyb, Frank L.; Rubel, Robert C.

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First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription. An excellent copy. 2012 Trade Paperback. xi, 196 pp. During the Civil War, thousands of wounded Union soldiers and Confederate prisoners convalesced in a general army hospital in rural Portsmouth Grove, Rhode Island. Because of its location on the periphery of the action, the hospital has remained a footnote to the dramatic sweep of Civil War literature. However, its history and the experiences of the doctors, nurses, patients and guards that gave it life provide a new perspective on the interaction between the army and society in wartime and on life in Civil War America. This in-depth account also explores the barbarities of medicine, daily routine in a general army hospital, the role of citizens in providing aid, the later adventures of former patients and staff, and the final resting places of those who died on the grounds.

Title: Rhode Island's Civil War Hospital: Life and Death at Portsmouth Grove, 1862-1865

Author: Grzyb, Frank L.; Rubel, Robert C.

Categories: Modern First Editions, American Civil War, 19th Century, Signed, 19th Century and Earlier,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc.: 2012

ISBN Number: 0786468610

ISBN Number 13: 9780786468614

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2302560

Keywords: CIVIL WAR MILITARY HISTORY AMERICAN RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL MEDICAL MEDICINE PORTSMOUTH GROVE,