Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War
Beginning February 17, 2014 through March 29, 2014 University of Louisville Kornhauser Health Sciences Library will be hosting the exhibit “Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War”. More than three million soldiers fought in the war from 1861-1865. More than half a million died, and almost as many were wounded but survived. Hundreds of thousands were permanently disabled by battlefield injuries or surgery, which saved lives by sacrificing limbs. “Life and Limb: The Toll of the Civil War” explores the experiences of disabled Civil War veterans who served as a symbol of the fractured nation and a stark reminder of the costs of the conflict.