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Nature's Civil War: Common Soldiers and the Environment in 1862 Virginia

The Filson Historical Society

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

Louisville, KY

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In the Shenandoah Valley and Peninsula Campaigns of 1862, Union and Confederate soldiers faced unfamiliar and harsh environmental conditions—strange terrain, tainted water, swarms of flies and mosquitoes, interminable rain and snow storms, and oppressive heat—which contributed to escalating disease and diminished morale. Using soldiers’ letters, diaries, and memoirs, plus a wealth of additional personal accounts, medical sources, newspapers, and government documents, Kathryn Shively Meier reveals how these soldiers strove to maintain their physical and mental health by combating their deadliest enemy—nature.
Kathryn Shively Meier is assistant professor of history at Virginia Commonwealth University.

This event is free for members, $10 for non-members.  Reservations are suggested to assure seating.  Call The Filson at (502) 635-5083 or visit www.filsonhistorical.org.


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The Filson Historical Society
1310 South Third St
Louisville, KY 40208

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)


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