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New York's Civil War Soldiers – Photographs of Dr. R. B. Bontecou, Words of Walt Whitman

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New York's Civil War Soldiers – Photographs of Dr. R. B. Bontecou, Words of Walt Whitman

Time: April 14, 2011 to August 1, 2011
Location: Merchant's House Museum
Street: 29 East Fourth Street
City/Town: New York, NY 10003
Website or Map: http://www.merchantshouse.org/
Phone: 212-777-1089
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Merchant's House Museum
Latest Activity: Apr 1, 2011

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Presented in collaboration with The Burns Archive, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War. Photographs of wounded Civil War soldiers from New York regiments, on display for the first time since the 19th century, show the supreme sacrifices made by Americans and their families in sobering detail. Captioned by quotations from Specimen Days, Walt Whitman's memoir of wartime volunteer nursing duty, these photographs, along with other images and memorabilia of the time, tell the real story of the Civil War that Whitman said would "never get into the books." Included with regular admission. Reservations not required.

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