This is an all-new book on sex in the Civil War, duplicating none of the material in The Story the Soldiers Wouldn't Tell. In the intervening decade, the author collected a trove of new material and was aided by friends and colleagues who contributed their own collections. Every statement is fully cited.
It has far more material on prostitution in Washington, DC and Richmond, as well as in the Deep South. There are seven chapters on rape, including some surprising information on Confederate rape. Civil War doctors believed that masturbation could be fatal. Deaths "caused" by the solitary vice are documented.
These new findings do not negate the heroism and dedication of Civil War soldiers, both north and south, but they do tell us that our ideas of the world they lived in have been grossly inaccurate. The soldiers fought and died for their respective causes. In between battles, they fought the war between the sheets, the battles of the blue, the gray, and the pink. They talked about sex, they read about sex, and they found sex. These new findings will surprise most readers, and will restore our ancestors to their rightful place as red-blooded, passionate, hearty men and women, who, right or wrong, lived life to its fullest. 2006, Xlibris Corporation, 340p.
In 2006, the author published Sexual Misbehavior in the Civil War, a compendium and encyclopedia of thousands of sexual offenses. In the years since, more data has come to light and have been included in this supplement. The diligent research of Robert E. L. Krick has yielded hundreds of newspaper descriptions of prostitute malfeasance in the capital of the Confederacy. Stanhopes excavated from a wrecked steamboat show very explicit sexual activity, in full color. The supplement is in 8.5 by 11 inch format.
This supplement can be obtained by contacting The Index Project, Inc. directly: 6060 Lost Colony Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22193 e-mail: email@example.com