The Story the Soldiers Wouldn't Tell: Sex in the Civil War (Google eBook)

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Stackpole Books, 1994 - History - 209 pages
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A study of the sexual activities of Civil War soldiers away from home relates their participation in prostitution, birth control, marriages, homosexuality, pornography, and others as revealed in letters, diaries, and photos. National ad/promo.
  

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The story the soldiers wouldn't tell: sex in the Civil War

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Using primary documents as well as standard historical works (e.g., Douglas Southall Freeman's biographies of Civil War leaders), Lowry, a physician and medical historian, weaves a fascinating history ... Read full review

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Page 12 - Sir William he, snug as a flea, Lay all this time a-snoring, Nor dreamed of harm as he lay warm, In bed with Mrs. Loring. Now in a fright he starts upright, Awaked by such a clatter; He rubs both eyes, and boldly cries, "For God's sake, what's the matter?
Page 8 - Then comes Sir Walter Scott with his enchantments, and by his single might checks this wave of progress, and even turns it back; sets the world in love with dreams and phantoms; with decayed and swinish forms of religion ; with decayed and degraded systems of government; with the sillinesses and emptinesses, sham grandeurs, sham gauds, and sham chivalries of a brainless and worthless long-vanished society.
Page 4 - ... cold night air, while the muskets rattled and the guns boomed in the distance, each intensifying the significance of the other, testing the sincerity of the Christian while trying the courage of the soldier. Stripped of all sensual allurements, and offering only self-denial, patience and endurance, the Gospel took hold of the deepest and purest motives of the soldiers, won them thoroughly, and made the army as famous for its forbearance, temperance, respect for women and children, sobriety, honesty...

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Thomas P. Lowry is a retired associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. He is the author of several books, including "The Story the Soldiers Wouldn't Tell: Sex in the Civil War" and "The Civil War Bawdy Houses of Washington D.C.

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