Ring the Fire Bell!
During the Civil War, Iowa provided more soldiers per capita than any other Union state, and most embarked from Keokuk, on the Mississippi River, via steamboat to go to the front. Many returned the same route to Keokuk in a broken condition. While bullets flew in the East, the war was no less intense in the West and there was a desperate need for a medical system capable of treating injured soldiers.
Enter the citizens of Keokuk, Iowa, and the doctors of Military General Hospital #1 of the Department of the Northwest. These were the heroes and heroines that stood in the gap to fulfill the need for expert and compassionate care. Travel back in time and discover the amazing stories of how Keokuk, Iowa, was able to rise to prominence as a Civil War medical center and how its people reacted to the terrible conflict that nearly tore America apart. Learn about the medical expertise of that era and its application to healing the soldiers’ wounds of body and spirit.
Signed by the author. Paperback. 175 pages.