The only surviving signed manuscript of the permanent Constitution of the Confederate States of America will be displayed April 24 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Richard B. Russell Jr. Building Special Collections Libraries.
Displayed only one day each year due to its fragility, the Constitution and an accompanying exhibit of related Civil War materials, including illustrations from Harper’s of President Lincoln’s funeral and information on battlefield medical practices, will be on display through summer. Items from a newly acquired collection providing a first-hand account of the Union bombardment of Fort Pulaski, will also be featured.
For more information: http://www.libs.uga.edu/hargrett/selections/confed/const.html
Empty Sleeves: Amputation in the Civil War South, by Brian Craig Miller and published by the UGA Press, is the April selection for The Rest of the Story Book Club at the Special Collections Libraries. In this highly original and deeply researched work, Miller explores the ramifications of amputation on the Confederacy both during and after the Civil War and sheds light on how dependency and disability reshaped southern society. More info: http://www.ugapress.org/index.php/books/empty_sleeves_miller, and to follow book club news, sign up at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1070980179595331/