Thursday, September 17, 2015

Writings show the emotional toll of war

The journals of a Civil War veteran have been rediscovered and are the basis of an exhibit at the Pritzker Military Museum and Library in Chicago.  Erasmus Corwin Gilbreath gave vivid accounts of his service in the 20th Indiana Volunteer Regiment. Said a museum official: “He was kind of like a Forrest Gump of 19th century American history, quite frankly, the things that he saw, the people that he met, you could very easily make a play or movie out of these journals.• Article

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