This small collection of Paul E. Steiner's writings contains his
research on disease during the Civil War. In addition to a
folder of correspondence, 1965, concerning an article, "A note
on determining the correct medical diagnosis on historical personages",
the collection includes the holograph manuscript and an incomplete
typescript copy of "Common valor", Steiner's 1971 examination
of four Civil War officers' reactions to wounds and disease.
The bulk of the collection is comprised of the holograph manuscript
and typescript [carbon copy], [1977?], of Steiner's monograph,
Medical history of a Civil War regiment: disease
in the Sixty Fifth United States Colored Infantry.
The manuscript describes the causes and effects of disease
in the 65th U.S. Colored Infantry (1863-1867), a regiment notorious
for its poor health. Steiner provides a history of the regiment,
biographical information on its officers, a statistical account
of disease and a consideration of the regiment's history by
disease, and notes on general sanitary affairs. The manuscript
was published by the Institute of Civil War Studies in 1977.