DEJA VU AT CEDAR MOUNTAIN

THE HEAT IS ON STONEWALL STOKES The unrelenting heat and humidity that had punished his soldiers for several days now was bad enough, but Confederate Maj. Gen. Richard S. Ewell had another reason to grumble on the morning of August 9, 1862: He still wasn’t sure what he was supposed to do that day. « I do not know whether we will march north, south, east … Continuer de lire DEJA VU AT CEDAR MOUNTAIN

DR. LETTERMAN’S PRIMITIVE MASH UNIT

SOMETHING ABOUT DR. LETTERMAN Dr. Jonathan Letterman’s 1862 reorganization of field medical practices for the Army of the Potomac has influenced military medicine ever since. While Mobile Army Surgical Hospital units didn’t formally appear until the Korean War, Letterman developed concepts that inspired them after the Battle of Antietam. A prime example of his revolutionary field operations was the general hospital established in the wake … Continuer de lire DR. LETTERMAN’S PRIMITIVE MASH UNIT

SOCIAL STORY

LIMANCHIK PUTYEVKA For years an affiliation with the university was the only way to get access to Limanchik. During certain summer weeks only students could get a Limanchik putyevka, a voucher for food and lodging. Other weeks were reserved for faculty, or for staff member s with small children. Still others were set aside for academic purposes–an English-language immersion course, for example. Toward the end … Continuer de lire SOCIAL STORY