TITLE

Of the thousands who lost limbs during America's Civil War, a handful capitalized on their loss

AUTHOR(S)
Austerman, Wayne
PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
Military History;Mar2006, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on several U.S. soldiers who lost limbs during the U.S. Civil War. Captain Richard M. Boone, commander of Confederate battery, lost his one leg when shrapnel from a shell burst ripped into him during Union siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana. Lieutenant Bayard Wilkeson, commander of Battery G, 4th U.S. Artillery, also lost his leg when a shell slammed into his horse's flank. It also provides information on the wounds and injuries suffered by John Bell Hood of the Army of Northern Virginia that led to the amputation of his right leg.
ACCESSION #
19667953

 

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