NEW YORK'S CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS
Photographs of Dr. R. B. Bontecou, Words of Walt Whitman.
EXTENDED THROUGH AUGUST 29, 2011
Merchant's House Museum, 29 East Fourth Street, NY, NY
From Broadway World.com
Thanks to an overwhelming response from visitors, the Merchant's House Museum, in partnership with The Burns Archive, will extend the exhibition of photographs of wounded New York soldiers by army surgeon and native New Yorker Dr. Reed B. Bontecou that opened in April to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. More-than 100 images of human ruination are captioned with quotations from Walt Whitman's 1882 memoir, Specimen Days, in which he recounts his own horrifying experience as a volunteer nurse. According to Whitman, "The real war will never get in the books."
|William Stewart, 3 NY Independent Battery.|
Aged 20 years, wounded at Petersburg, March 25, 1865.
Gun shot wound of humerus, resection of head of right humerus.
|A View of One of the Displays of Bontecou's Photographs |
on Exhibit at the Merchant's House Museum.