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Author Meier, Kathryn Shively.

Title Nature's Civil War : common soldiers and the environment in 1862 Virginia / Kathryn Shively Meier
Published Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2013


Description 1 online resource
Series Civil War America
Civil War America
Contents Health and the American populace before 1862 -- At war with nature -- Soldiers and official military health care -- Becoming a seasoned soldier -- Straggling and the limits of self-care -- Conclusion: self-care beyond 1862
Summary Using soldiers' letters, diaries and memoirs, plus a wealth of additional personal accounts, medical sources, newspapers and government documents, Meier reveals how soldiers strove to maintain their physical and mental health by combating their deadliest enemy - nature
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject United States. Army -- Military life -- History -- 19th century
United States. Army
Self-care, Health -- Virginia -- History -- 19th century
Self-care, Health -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Military Personnel -- history
Self Care -- history
American Civil War
Military Hygiene -- history
Military Medicine -- history
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
HISTORY -- United States -- Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Armed Forces -- Military life
Self-care, Health
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Health aspects.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Environmental aspects -- Virginia
United States
United States
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781469612607
Other Titles Common soldiers and the environment in 1862 Virginia