A Book to Read and Love: This Republic of Suffering - Death and the American Civil War - Drew Gilpin Faust

A short summary of This Republic of Suffering:

The butcher's bill of the Civil War, dying a good death, and creation of the military funeral.

My favorite quote from the book:

"Look to the past to help create the future"

Questions to ponder while reading This Republic of Suffering:

How do you feel about the Civil War?

Do we honor the dead better now?

My thoughts about This Republic of Suffering:

Everyone who died was once someone.

Interesting view of our nation's past.

We have an obligation to honor our soldier's deaths.

Honoring the US Military dead is a personal project of mine - please see www.everydaypatriot.com for further details.