On This Day in Civil War History
Throughout 2013 the Bowdoin college Library is hosting a daily blog. On This Day in Civil War History. The posts derive from among the historical resources in Special Collections: a passage from a letter to a soldier; a note of condolence; a surgeon's daily morning report; an account of activities on the homefront are but a few. Cumulatively, these entries provide a panoramic view of the lives, emotions, and occupations of the individuals who experienced a sometimes horrific, often mundane existence during the difficult year of 1863.