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REVIEWS FOR     “Herbal Use in the American Civil War”

 

 

A treasure for any gardener, herbalist, history buff and            

re-enactor!

This is a well-written, comprehensive and beautiful resource for anyone interested in history, herbals, plants, gardening and Civil War reenacting. It is an amazing piece of work! The amount of information is astounding, and the author has wonderfully laid out detailed information on history, culture and the plants used during the era. (The book includes illustrations of the plants discussed in the book, so it also serves as a plant identification resource for heirloom and vintage gardening. The color version is most helpful for plant identification!)           ---Amazon Review

 

 

 

The packaging is professional. The front cover design is good.  You have clearly done a great deal of research on this topic, and this is a thorough resource that some might want to read cover to cover and others might want on hand as a reference. The formatting of the text and layout of the pages are reader-friendly.                 --Judge, 25th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Frontspiece/Dedication

Whittier Poem

(Nobody Ever Reads The) Preface

Introduction

  1. WILDERNESS PHILOSOPHY

  2. HISTORY OF HERBS

  3. CIVIL WAR OVERVIEW

  4. COMPARING MEDICINE BETWEEN NORTH AND SOUTH

  5. CIVIL WAR MEDICINES

  6. HERBS IN THE CIVIL WAR INCLUDING ANECDOTES

  7. CIVIL WAR HERBAL RECIPES

  8. HOW TO MAKE HERBAL FORMULATIONS

  9. OTHER NATURAL MEDICINES OF THE TIME

  10. HERBAL AND PLANT USE AMONG SLAVES

  11. WOMEN’S ROLE IN THE CIVIL WAR MEDICAL ARENA

  12. DETAILED HERBAL MATERIA MEDICA

  13. GROWING AND CULTIVATING HERBS (INCLUDING HERBS IN THIS BOOK)

  14. HARVESTING HERBS

  15. USING HERBS IN THE REENACTMENT ARENA

  16. LIST OF DISEASES AND REMEDIAL HERBS

  17. GLOSSARY OF MEDICINAL TERMS

  18. GLOSSARY OF CIVIL WAR MEDICAL TERMS/DISEASES

  19. GLOSSARY OF HERBAL PREPARATIONS

  20. GLOSSARY OF BOTANICAL TERMS

    APPENDIX A: MATERIA MEDICA AND PREPARATIONS ON THE US ARMY SUPPLY TABLE

    APPENDIX B: MATERIA MEDICA FOR THE SOUTH PORCHER’S SELECT LIST

    APPENDIX C: COMMON PRESCRIPTIONS OF THE CIVIL WAR

    APPENDIX D: SLANG WORDS AND TERMS FROM THE CIVIL WAR

    APPENDIX E: PERRY DAVIS’ PAIN KILLER

    APPENDIX F: RUTH STOUT’S METHODS OF GARDENING

    APPENDIX G: APOTHECARY WEIGHTS AND MEASURES

    APPENDIX H: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS ABOUT THE CIVIL WAR

    RESOURCES

    BIBLIOGRAPY AND SOURCES