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Combat Trauma from the Past: Data portray Civil War's mental, physical fallout

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10:51am, February 8, 2006

Thanks to extensive military and medical records for Union Army veterans of the U.S. Civil War, a research team has determined that soldiers who saw many of their comrades killed or who were prisoners of war experienced a greater incidence of serious physical and mental ailments later in life and died at younger ages than other veterans did.

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