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Smell of Battle

Want to find out more about the sensory experience of the Civil War?  Try Mark Smith's The Smell of Battle, The Taste of Siege!

"Recovering the human experience of the Civil War is difficult with even the best literary sources-which makes Mark M. Smith's exploration of the conflict's sensory landscape especially valuable. From the cramped interior of the submarine Hunley to the grim living conditions among the besieged population of Vicksburg, Smith brings readers into a world of sights, smells, and sounds that add texture to our understanding of the nation's transformative trauma." --Gary W. Gallagher

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