The Story the Soldiers Wouldn't Tell: Sex in the Civil War

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Lowry, a physician and medical historian, weaves a fascinating history of a little-discussed aspect (sex) of a much-discussed subject (the Civil War). --Library Journal

Drawing on a wide variety of primary sources--from letters that escaped the censoriousness of their writers' descendants to court-martial reports, prostitutes' diaries, and the modest remaining examples of very immodest Victorian erotica--Lowry argues that, in spite of Victorian mores, a thoroughly normal amount of sexual activity went on under the covers and in other places during the war." --Booklist

  • Explores the secret life of the men in blue and gray--from pornography, bawdy songs, and prostitution to stories of love and marriage
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    About thirty years ago I was reading Bill Wiley's immortal classic, The Life of Johnny Reb. On page 51 he asserted that a sexual history of the Civil War could never be written because of Victorian destruction of salacious material. I'm a contrarian. I began assembling material in a cardboard box. When the box weighed twenty-five pounds, I began to write. I liked the result. Thirty-five publishers did not. With guidance from William C. "Jack" Davis, Robert K. Krick, and Michael P. Musick the book emerged, vastly improved, and has since sold 32,000 copies.  The facts, presented in a non-prurient way, seem to have amused many Civil War buffs. Later books, with even more facts and figures, had a lesser impact -- the taboo of mixing sex and the Civil War had already been lifted.

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    Thomas P. Lowry, M.D. retired from medicine--he was a was a physician and psychiatrist for forty years--to write historical human interest stories like this one.

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