A Vast Sea of Misery: A History & Guide to the Union & Confederate Field Hospitals at Gettysburg, July 1-November 20, 1863

Gregory A. Coco Daniel E. Fuhrman


A Vast Sea of Misery: A History & Guide to the Union & Confederate Field Hospitals at Gettysburg, July 1-November 20, 1863

A Vast Sea of Misery: A History & Guide to the Union & Confederate Field Hospitals at Gettysburg, July 1-November 20, 1863

  • Title: A Vast Sea of Misery: A History & Guide to the Union & Confederate Field Hospitals at Gettysburg, July 1-November 20, 1863
  • Author: Gregory A. Coco Daniel E. Fuhrman
  • ISBN: 9780939631889
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Paperback



Nearly 26,000 men were wounded in the three day battle of Gettysburg July 1 3, 1863 It didn t matter if the soldier wore blue or gray or was an officer or enlisted man, for bullets, shell fragments, bayonets, and swords made no class or sectional distinction Almost 21,000 of the wounded were left behind by the two armies in and around the small town of 2,400 civilians.Nearly 26,000 men were wounded in the three day battle of Gettysburg July 1 3, 1863 It didn t matter if the soldier wore blue or gray or was an officer or enlisted man, for bullets, shell fragments, bayonets, and swords made no class or sectional distinction Almost 21,000 of the wounded were left behind by the two armies in and around the small town of 2,400 civilians Most ended up being treated in makeshift medical facilities overwhelmed by the flood of injured Many of these and their valiant efforts are covered in Greg Coco s A Vast Sea of Misery A History and Guide to the Union and Confederate Field Hospitals at Gettysburg, July 1 November 20, 1863.The battle to save the wounded was nearly as terrible as the battle that placed them in such a perilous position Once the fighting ended, the maimed and suffering warriors could be found in churches, public buildings, private homes, farmhouses, barns, and outbuildings Thousands , unreachable or unable to be moved remained in the open, subject to the uncertain whims of the July elements As one surgeon unhappily recalled, No written nor expressed language could ever picture the field of Gettysburg Blood blood And tattered flesh Shattered bones and mangled forms almost without the semblance of human beings Based upon years of firsthand research, Coco s A Vast Sea of Misery introduces readers to 160 of those frightful places called field hospitals It is a sad journey you will never forget, and you won t feel quite the same about Gettysburg once you finish reading.


Recent Comments "A Vast Sea of Misery: A History & Guide to the Union & Confederate Field Hospitals at Gettysburg, July 1-November 20, 1863"

I had the opportunity to revisit Gettysburg right before Thanksgiving and found this book once again to be very helpful. It is such a moving place to visit, on a par with the National Memorial in OKC or the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC. This book is thorough, historically accurate, and extremely useful in locating and understanding the sites in and around the Gettysburg area which were used as hospitals during and after the battle. Once again I found this book invaluable in providing backgr [...]

So how can I rate this book? It's not a topic that we "like." Some of the text made me cry. However, this book has been meticulously researched and I find it a very valuable resource on my Gettysburg shelf. There are many good photographs of buildings and locations. The maps are good, but I really wish there was scale of miles included on them.Not for the faint-hearted, but this book is a must for a historian who wants to understand the Civil War/Gettysburg impact on civilians or the medical sit [...]

Excellent guide to the locations of the various hospitals that were used during and after the Battle of Gettysburg in July of 1863. From barns to many houses, the wounded Union and Confederate were cared for by doctors, nurses, and civilians. This book gives the details with photos of the many hospitals used. A great book!

While Mr. Coco's books are fascinating, no one could say that they are quick reads. There's far too much infromation to absorb to hurry through the text. This book is also lavishly illustrated. Written around the 125th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg, it could benefit from an updating, but it is still well worth the effort.

Excellent information regarding the hospitals/aid stations in and around Gettysburg, during and after the Battle of Gettysburg.

Excellent.


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