"The empty sleeve, or, Soldier's appeal."

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Title

"The empty sleeve, or, Soldier's appeal."

Subject

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Disabled veterans

Abstract

This pamphlet is an example of postwar mendicant literature—items printed and sold for the support of their authors—and illustrate some of the hardships faced by soldiers in battle who became disabled veterans in later life.

The cover of this poem states, "The author of this book lost his arm in the discharge of his duties as Machinist on board the Demaly while conveying troops from Galloup's Island to City Point, Va."

Creator

Smith, John

Date Created

1874

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Harvard Medical Library Rare Books Collection (E601 .E55 1874)

References

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Format

text

Extent

excerpt (2 leaves) of a pamphlet

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

DigID0001641

Provenance

Purchased for the Library of Harvard Medical School, 2005

Document Item Type Metadata

Original Format

6.5" x 4.5"

Files

0001641_dref.jpg

Citation

Smith, John, “"The empty sleeve, or, Soldier's appeal.",” OnView, accessed February 22, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6096.

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