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Reprise: Embalming

As my fictional Sergeant Timothy Chase of the 29th Massachusetts discovers, embalming of the dead was a gruesome business. Yet it was essential if a soldier’s loved ones were to be able to identify a son, brother or father a … Continue reading

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