Historical accounts of major events have almost always relied upon the eye-witness of those who were there. Nowhere is this truer than in the nerve-shattering chaos of warfare, where sight seems to confer objective truth and acts as the basis of reconstruction. But what of olfaction, touch, sound and taste? From the stench of Gettysburg to the tactile world of Civil War submariners, the taste of the siege of Vicksburg and the sounds of secession and Fort Sumter, this lecture considers how all five senses shaped the experience of the Civil War, exploring its full sensory impact on everyone from the soldiers on the field to the civilians waiting at home
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