In this episode we delve into the aftermath of Civil War medicine. What happened to soldiers wounded in action?
To the Letter is a podcast brought to you in collaboration with University Libraries and the eLearning and Emerging Technologies Department’s Digital Studio at GVSU. On this podcast, we bring correspondence from GVSU’s Special Collections alive. In each episode you will hear (in their own words!) letters written by the people who lived through history and the stories behind them. John Bennitt is voiced by Matt Ruen, Scholarly Communications Outreach Coordinator at University Libraries.
Letters featured in this episode are available in full below:
Letter from John Bennitt to his wife Lottie, July 5, 1863
Letter from John Bennitt to his wife Lottie, May 19, 1863
Additional research for this episode:
- Minie Ball
- The Wounded
- Invalid Corps
- From “Invalid Corps” to full active duty: America’s disabled soldiers return to war
- Veterans Reserve Corps
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