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U.S. Time Periods » 1850-1877: Civil War & Reconstruction

The Battle of Bentonville: Caring for Casualties of the Civil War

shows how battlefield medical care developed during the Civil War, particularly in the Union Army. (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)

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Amputation being performed in a hospital tent, Gettysburg, July 1863.  (National Archives and Records Administration)

Amputation at Camp Letterman

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