More About Our Civil War Veterans
The historical record leaves no doubt that Civil War veterans suffered with emotional and psychological consequences of their military experiences. Abundant evidence suggests that Civil War veterans, like their twentieth-century counterparts, suffered symptoms that today we would now consider post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Horrific injuries left many disfigured and disabled, in a society where there was little acceptance or help available.
Volunteer companies were recruited locally, meaning soldiers enlisted with neighbors, friends and relatives. That made it likely that they often witnessed the terrible deaths of people they knew, and went home to the families and friends who loved them.
There are 4 black civil war veterans buried in the old Toledo State Hospital. For more information about their service, contact us.