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Civil War Cybernetics: Medicine, Modernity, and the Intellectual Mechanics of Union

Susan-Mary Grant

in So Conceived and So Dedicated: Intellectual Life in the Civil War Era North

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264476
eISBN:
9780823266609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264476.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Through an analysis of newspaper accounts of Union medical care and frontline and home-front medical writings this chapter seeks to draw the experiences, expectations, and perceptions of Union ... More


Lincoln’s Dreams of Death

Jonathan W. White

in Midnight in America: Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams during the Civil War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632049
eISBN:
9781469632063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632049.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Abraham Lincoln believed that dreams had some predictive capacity—that, perhaps, in dim ways, they could reveal the future. Several stories survive of dreams that he had that portended his death. ... More


The Wife of his Youth

William Marvel

in Lincoln's Autocrat: The Life of Edwin Stanton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622491
eISBN:
9781469623313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622491.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on Edwin M. Stanton's personal life, career, and involvement in politics. Stanton corresponded with Mary Lamson as often as his office schedule and study permitted. Just as ... More


And If Spared and Growing Older

Barbara A. Gannon

in The Won Cause: Black and White Comradeship in the Grand Army of the Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834527
eISBN:
9781469603124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877708_gannon.14
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter shows how one of the activities directly related to the cost of veterans' service—the GAR's struggle to secure veterans' pensions—has affected how scholars view this organization. Early ... More


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