A Scene of Horrors: A Medical and Surgical History of the Battle of Wilson’s Creek, Kip A. Lindberg & Thomas P. Sweeney, M.D.
This is the first book to cover the care and treatment of the men who were engaged in the battle. It uses period accounts, official records, photographs, and post war recollections to tell the stories of the physicians charged with the care of the soldiers of both sides, their training, education, and experience. In addition, it tells the stories of some of the particular soldiers who were wounded and describes how their wounds affected them for the rest of their lives. For those killed or dying of wounds, the measures taken to recover the bodies and their subsequent burial provide fitting closure to the book.
155 pages with 56 photos, drawings, and maps.