Did soldiers in the american civil war suffer from psychological effects and disorders through revolutionary weaponry developments horrific medical procedures psychological warfare and the great deal of ferocious hand to hand combat there appears to be a great deal of evidence for psychological effects in civil war soldiers. In psychological consequences of the american civil war r gregory lande adds another volume to this burgeoning subfield he argues that the post civil war american experience was an amalgamation of sharp slivers of despair quixotic searches for consequence and enduring periods of misery mayhem and malevolence 11. Using open source data from a federal project digitizing medical records on veterans of the american civil war 1860 1865 called the early indicators of later work levels disease and death project researchers have identified an increased risk of post war illness among civil war veterans including cardiac gastrointestinal and mental diseases throughout their lives. The american civil war was fought from april 12 1861 to may 9 1865 between the union forces and the 11 southern states that seceded from the union and formed the confederate states of america ultimately won by the union forces it remains the deadliest battle for the country with estimated deaths between 600000 and 800000the civil war is one of the most important events in the history of . Landes work is a useful read for the layman interested in the effects of the civil war on the veteran and society note psychological consequences of the american civil war is also available in several e editions
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