Kornhauser Health Sciences Library will showcase several of those soldiers’ stories at the “Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War” exhibit from Feb. 17-March 29.

Civil War soldiers became maimed men who served as a scarred reminder of the costs of war. The exhibit shares tales of the lives and struggles of disabled Civil War veterans including battlefield amputations and the creation of the Invalid Corps.

The traveling show is part of a national tour. It will be on the main floor of the library and is free and open to the public. Kornhauser Library, 500 S. Preston St., is open 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. on weekends.

This exhibit was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. It is curated by Manon Pary.

For more information, visit the exhibit website at


Erica Walsh
Erica Walsh is the senior marketing manager in the Office of Communications and Marketing where she manages the UofL Magazine and the President’s Report and contributes to the university’s branding and advertising efforts. Walsh joined UofL in 2014 after previously serving as the public relations specialist at Indiana University Southeast for seven years. Prior to her career in higher education communications, she was a reporter at The News-Enterprise in Elizabethtown, Ky.