November 18, 2011 - 12:21pm
As part of The Filson’s Gertrude Polk Brown Lecture Series, Adam Goodheart will speak at Ballard High School this Sunday, November 20th, presenting a picture of America in battle in his new book, "1861: The Civil War Awakening".
We have all seen the stark, haunting photos from the Civil War battle fields.  The bodies of men lay strewn across a plain where their corpses dot the landscape like ragged, misshapen hillocks.  “Surgery” was swift, brutal and mostly fatal; stoic amputees pose with their...