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Old April 16th, 2018, 10:33 AM   #1
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Folk healers in the American Civil War?


Given the history of various folk healers, Appalachian granny magic, and Louisiana voodoo in the South, are there any accounts of soldiers going to some of these people to seek treatment either for physical wounds or mental problems (like symptoms of PTSD)? It's an interesting aspect of Southern cultural history and I got curious whether there's any mention of it in relation to the Civil War period.

Edit: Would also be interesting to hear any accounts of soldiers carrying 'good luck charms' associated with these kinds of people.

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