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  • America's Civil War Magazine

    Life Is Better Than Limb

    Wartime amputations, while extreme, saved thousands of lives and helped spur the development of modern prosthetics. In four years of brutal Civil War combat, thousands of soldiers on both sides of the struggle suffered wounds that required...

  • CIVIL WAR TIMES MAGAZINE

    The War in Their Words: This Great Struggle

    A Confederate Surgeon kept his faith in his cause during the war’s last days. Dr. Francis Marion Robertson was a prominent figure in Charleston, S.C., when the Civil War began. A politically active Whig and friend of Henry Clay,...

  • AMERICA'S CIVIL WAR MAGAZINE

    The Shock of War

    Rage Of Battle’ Forever Haunted Some Veterans. In 1862, Owen Flaherty left his wife and son in Terre Haute, Ind., and joined the 125th Illinois Infantry. He was, by all accounts, a quiet and easygoing man, well-liked and quick to share a...