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

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Front page of the November 19th, 1864 issue of the hospital newspaper, The Cripple. The newspaper has three columns of text below the newspaper header.

The Cripple,
hospital newspaper, 1864
Courtesy National Library of Medicine

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Front page of the October 1, 1864 issue of the newspaper, The Crutch. The newspaper has three columns of text below the newspaper header.

The Crutch, 1 October 1864
Courtesy Western Reserve Historical Society

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Highly decorative and embellished handwriting sample surrounding an attached portrait photograph of a man and reading: Respectfully Dedicated To The Eighth Regt. Third Brigade and First Division New York State Militia Washington Greys of the LEFT ARM CORPS by Alfred D. Whitehouse Co. D. The Right, and Left, Arm of the Nations Defense, The Army and Navy.

Left handed writing sample by Alfred D. Whitehouse, 1866
Courtesy Library of Congress

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Elaborate sample of cursive handwriting in black ink, addressed to West Meriden Com., Wm. OLand Bourne, Editor of the Soldiers Friend.

Specimen of Left hand Penmanship by Burritt Stiles, 1867
Courtesy Library of Congress

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