Civil War medicine is intriguing. From the old books depicting how to amputate a limb to the photographs of the rusty saws and scalpels they used on the unfortunate patients, it truly is a thing of nightmares.
In remembrance of the Union and Confederate soldiers who served in the American Civil War, the Liljenquist Family donated their rare collection of over 700 ambrotype and tintype photographs to the Library of Congress.
[carte de visite portrait of three young Federal soldier amputees all using hospital issue crutches. The boy at left wears a round metal identification disk pinned to his blouse], W. Snell via Cowans Auctions
[Unidentified young soldier in Union sack coat and forage cap with musket and sheathed bayonet in front of backdrop showing landscape] via the Library of Congress, Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs
Confederate soldier, Bluford McDaniel from what is now Lamar County, Alabama. He was captured at Gettysburg in July 1863 and sent to Fort Delaware. When the war ended and he was paroled in June, he walked home to Alabama barefoot.
Provides access to about 7,000 different views and portraits made during the American Civil War (1861-1865) and its immediate aftermath. The images represent the original glass plate negatives made under the supervision of Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner as well as the photographic prints in the Civil War photographs file in the Prints & Photographs Reading Room. These negatives and prints are sometimes referred... #TheAmericanCivilWar
Civil War Officers Dated August 1863,... - The Civil War Parlor