- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Online publication date: July 2018
- Print publication year: 2018
- Online ISBN: 9781316459782
The psychological aftereffects of war are not just a modern-day plight. Following the Civil War, numerous soldiers returned with damaged bodies or damaged minds. Drawing on archival materials including digitized records for more than 70,000 white and African-American Union army recruits, newspaper reports, and census returns, Larry M. Logue and Peter Blanck uncover the diversity and severity of Civil War veterans' psychological distress. Their findings concerning the recognition of veterans' post-traumatic stress disorders, treatment programs, and suicide rates will inform current studies on how to effectively cope with this enduring disability in former soldiers. This compelling book brings to light the continued sacrifices of men who went to war.
Jay Winter - author of War Beyond Words: Languages of Remembrance from the Great War to the Present and editor of The Cambridge History of the First World War
Eric T. Dean, Jr - author of Shook over Hell: Post-Traumatic Stress, Vietnam, and the Civil War
Elyn Saks - author of The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness, from the foreword