Explore the Rotten Side of Life During the U.S. Civil War! Get ready for the grossest wartime details ever; imagine the worst, and you're halfway there! From crawling lice and deadly diseases to bloody battles and crammed prison camps, life was truly terrible for people on both sides of the Civil War. Imagine having your teeth yanked out by a barber without anesthetic. Or picture yourself feasting on stale crackers filled with maggots. From dirt pits used as bathrooms to tents crawling with critters, even on a good day life was utterly disgusting. Engaging text, period photos and illustrations, and primary-source excerpts help bring the nastiest of times to life.