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Embalming tent at camp Letterman,Gettysburg,Pa.From the David Hack Civil War photography collection(Gardner's photographic sketchbook of the war)

Chamberlain and Lyfords Office - the Civil War made embalming acceptable because families wanted their soldier returned to their hometown for burial, and embalming preserved the dead so they could be shipped on trains.

President Abraham Lincoln's casket laying in state at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio on April 29, 1865.

President Abraham Lincoln's casket laying in state at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio on April This is not the coffin (unless he'd been flattened). This is the catafalque on which the coffin sat.

Civil War Amputations | war drives innovation in medicine as in weaponry those wounded in war ...

Link to brief article comparing amputation rates across wars for US soldiers.

This is a picture of a Civil War ambulance crew. As you can see, Wagons were used to transport wounded soldiers.

Civil War Ambulance Crew - historic image of Zouave ambulance crew demonstrating removal of wounded soldiers from the field. It was taken in The image shows United States Medical Workers.

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Patients in Ward K of Armory Square Hospital - Washington DC August 1865

Petersburg, Virginia U.S. Military Telegraph battery wagon, Army of the Potomac headquarters taken in 1864

Petersburg, Virginia U. Military Telegraph battery wagon, Army of the Potomac headquarters taken in 1864

Violet Jessop survived the sinkings of all 3 of the White Star Line ships, Titanic, Olympic, and Britannic.

Violet Constance Jessop (October 1887 – May was an ocean liner stewardess and nurse who achieved fame by surviving the disastrous sinkings of sister ships RMS Titanic and HMHS Britannic in 1912 and 1916 respectively

Clara Barton (1821-1912) - Civil War nurse, founder of the American Red Cross

Clara Barton - Civil War nurse, founder of American Red Cross. Image donated by Corbis - Bettman

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