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War StoriesSuffering and Sacrifice in the Civil War North$
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Frances M. Clarke

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780226108629

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226108643.001.0001

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Honorable Scars

Honorable Scars

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War Stories

Frances M. Clarke

University of Chicago Press

This chapter examines the stories about Union amputees who served as the conflict's most evident and inspirational victims. It discusses the initiative launched by William Bourne to compile the stories of Union soldiers who lost limbs during the war. Their stories explored their wounding as an event that instructed onlookers in the true meaning of civic commitment and they also highlighted the sufferings of some amputees from the indifference of the wealthy.

Keywords:   Union amputees, inspiration victims, William Bourne, civic commitment, sufferings, Union soldiers

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