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Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War home

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More than three million soldiers fought in the war from 1861-1865. More than half a million died, and almost as many were wounded but survived. Hundreds of thousands were permanently disabled by battlefield injuries or surgery, which saved lives by sacrificing limbs. Life and Limb: The Toll of the Civil War explores the experiences of these veterans, who served as a symbol of the fractured nation and a stark reminder of the costs of the conflict.

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