Civil War Medicine: Care & Comfort of the Wounded

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Sterling Pub., 1994 - History - 400 pages
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Denney explores the history of medical treatment during the Civil War, using firsthand accounts from letters, journals, reports, and diaries from both sides of the conflict, arranged chronologically from January 1862 to October 1865. Includes bandw photos. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Denney, author of The Civil War Years: A Day-by-Day Chronicle of the Life of a Nation (Sterling, 1992), presents a similar overview of the war's medical history. A brief prolog and epilog complement a ... Read full review


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About the author (1994)

Robert E. Denney is both a Korean and Vietnam veteran, as well as having served a short time in China before the Communists took over in 1948. His interest in the Civil War goes back more than 50 years and he has been an ardent student of that conflict for all that time. He is the author of three books on the Civil War including books covering the prisons and medicine of the war. He is currently researching the aspect of the "galvanized" soldiers, North and South, and is planning a major genealogical document and book concerning this subject.

Denney's service in Korea, as an infantry Sergeant, was working with the guerrillas in North Korea to disrupt the supply lines and create diversions. For service in that war he was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star w/V device, and the Purple Heart. Following hospitalization upon return to the States, Denney was assigned as a 1st Sgt. and later Sgt. Major of units before attending helicopter flight school in 1955. While on duty in Germany, Denney became involved in the test and development of a low-level navigation system for helicopters. For his performance during the test, he was awarded the Army Commendation Medal. Sent to Arizona to continue the tests, he headed a major test on an American-built navigation system. During this period he was promoted from Chief Warrant Officer to Captain. For his work on the project he was awarded an Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC) for the Commendation Medal.

Sent to Vietnam in 1965 and 1966, he was assigned as the Project Officer to acquire and install a similar navigation system for that theater of operations. During this period Denney was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, a Bronze Star (OLC), and a Purple Heart (OLC). Denney retired in 1967 as a Major after more than twenty years active service.

Denney has been married nearly 50 years, has 4 children, and three grandsons. He is the Past President of the Civil War Round Table of Washington, D.C. He is also a member of the Lincoln Group of D.C.

Denney has resided in Northern Virginia since 1967.

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