Thursday, April 19, 2012

Civil War Weekend # 6

 My favorite Confederate Soldier boarded with his wounds and preceded to bellow with pain, all the way back to the hospital tent.

30 % of all Southern men between the ages of 18 and 40, died in this war.

9 million people lived in America at the time of the war, 3.4 million of those were slaves. they were freed at the end of the war.  Kids Civil War Facts


 Confederate sitting, wounded, his guard standing, also wounded, the man yelling to the nurse to bring the whiskey.

 Above the surgeon and his assistant. SHE WAS IN PANTS!!!! and they proceeded to make the soldiers howl with their ministrations to them. see below.


The youngest Union soldier was carried on board, gut shot.....  to be continued... j
just two more, hang in there.


23 comments:

Ginny said...

30 percent??? That's awful!! Loving the story, the facts, and seeing what you saw! Thanks for taking me with you...now if you could just make a sound effects video of the bellowing....

BlueShell said...

So young...and so many life lost. War is always sad....

Kiss

Isabel

SquirrelQueen said...

It sounds like the cure was worse than the wounds. Ouch!
30 percent was a large piece of the population back then. If slavery had never existed think how many lives would have been saved.

Remington said...

Oh my! Just thinking of how it was makes me sad....

Catherine said...

Those photos really do look old ~ good job!
xo Catherine

Mamabug said...

How cool! I bet medical care left a lot to be desired during that time period. Awesome photos!

Eva Ason said...

I really love your photos :-)
And as a non-American it's interesting to see and read about how it was back then. 30%...that's a lot isn't it?! Thank you for the journey back in time.
Have a lovely day!

Eva

Pam said...

Slavery was wrong from the beginning. Thanks for your beautiful series, Sandra.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Mmmmm, a wee bit too much authenticity for me.... :-)

Did you post this, before the NEW BLOGGER CRAP-O-LA was installed this morning/Thurs.???

My only words for this NEW BLOGGER CRAP-O-LA, are...

"Damn, damn, damn, DAMN!"
~Professor Henry Higgins
Quote from "My Fair Lady"

EG CameraGirl said...

WOW! I had no idea the more than a third of the people living in the U.S. at the time of the Civil War were slaves!

Madi and Mom said...

What a wonderful series of photos and accompanying historical facts.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Betty Manousos said...

aw, love the facts. i've learned something today!

yet another great series of photos!

xo

Beth said...

I have really enjoyed these posts! AWESOME pics and the facts are so interesting! Thanks for sharing!

Susannah said...

War is terrible! We lost so many!

Fabulous pictures telling a true story!

SweetMarie said...

These photos are awesome Sandra! You are doing a great job with this series! I'm enjoying it, even though it's very sad.

Snapper II said...

I Smell GUN SMOKE and horse manure. LOL

George said...

I know the surgeons did their best, but with the equipment available (and the knowledge) at that time there wasn't much they could do. The most common way of treating wounds like your favorite got was amputation.

Tipper said...

Wow-your pictures are just amazing! After reading all the civil war posts-you've made me feel like I was there. The statistics you shared are just astounding!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Such a terrible war when you read the stats... I read both of these posts --but will only comment on this one... Love the photos. You really got some good ones.

Great pictures.. I loved it that that soldier was 'flirting' with you!!!!

Did Bob go with you on this reenactment? Maybe you said --but I may have missed it.

Thanks for taking us with you.
Hugs,
Betsy

Rose said...

That is a big percentage...also a big percentage of slaves.

Ann said...

Not only am I loving these shots but all the history facts as well. I know I learned all this way back when but that was far too long ago to remember :) They sure did make this reenactment look real

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I did not realize 30% died...I so feel for the pain that people went through before modern medicines

Kerry said...

Wow Sandra, this is astonishing. May we never repeat the Civil War.