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Mackowski book illustrates the devastation of the Civil War

Feb 09, 2024

Dr. Chris Mackowski, professor of journalism and mass communication in the Jandoli School, has a new publication due out next week. 

Co-authored with Garry Adelman, chief historian for the American Battlefield Trust and vice president of the Center for Civil War Photography, "The Cost of War: A Visual Summary of Civil War Devastation" features 1860s-era photographs that illustrate the Civil War’s impact on cities and landscapes, prisoners of war, and wounded and killed soldiers.

A final section focuses on burials and cemeteries. Short essays and captions contextualize those costs, which included more than 640,000 soldier deaths.