Chapter

Honorable Scars

in War Stories

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780226108629
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226108643 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226108643.003.0007
Honorable Scars

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This chapter examines the stories about Union amputees who served as the conflict's most evident and inspirational victims. It discusses the initiative launched by William Bourne to compile the stories of Union soldiers who lost limbs during the war. Their stories explored their wounding as an event that instructed onlookers in the true meaning of civic commitment and they also highlighted the sufferings of some amputees from the indifference of the wealthy.

Keywords: Union amputees; inspiration victims; William Bourne; civic commitment; sufferings; Union soldiers

Chapter.  12508 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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