Amputations: The Civil War in Four Minutes

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Jake Wynn of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine explains the protocol for amputations during the Civil War: how the procedure saved more lives than it cost; how amputations were conducted; what anesthetics were used; and what amputees lives were like after the War.

{⋆★⋆} BG Jackson, Alfred E.

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Alfred Eugene Jackson Sr.

Born: January 11, 1807

Birthplace: Davidson County, Tennessee

Father: Samuel Dorsey Jackson 1755 – 1836

Mother: Elizabeth Catherine Woodrow 1764 – 1844

Wife: Seraphina Cordelia Taylor 1808 – 1880
(Buried: Jonesborough City Cemetery, Jonesborough, Tennessee)​


Major Nathaniel T. Jackson 1830 – 1862​
(Buried: Jonesborough City Cemetery, Jonesborough, Tennessee)​
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Civil War Baseball Rules

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Artist: Otto Botticher or Boetticher, Lithographic firm: Sarony, Major, & Knapp, Publisher: Goupil & Co., date drawn: mid 1862, published date: 1863, catalog no.: 60.3741

Do many here participate in early baseball rules games? It is period relevant. Popular in Midwest
Fun youth book A Pitch In Time by Robert Lytle includes 1864 rules.

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Major Charles W. Anderson, N.B. Forrest’s inspector general, his adjutant and friend

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Forrest’s farewell address speech, and many other of General Forrest's speeches, were written Major Charles W. Anderson. This man served with General Forrest as his inspector general and his adjutant from 1861 to 1865. He was also a close friend and confidant of General Forrest for the remainder of the General's life.

General John F. Reynolds

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The son of John and Lydia Reynolds, John Fulton Reynolds was born at Lancaster, PA on September 20, 1820. Initially educated in nearby Lititz, he later attended the Lancaster County Academy. Electing to pursue a military career like his older brother William who had entered the US Navy, Reynolds sought an appointment to West Point. Working with family a family friend, Senator James Buchanan, he was able to obtain admission and reported to the academy in 1837. An average student, Reynolds graduated in 1841 ranked twenty-sixth in a class of fifty. Assigned to the 3rd US Artillery at Fort McHenry, his time in Baltimore proved brief as he received orders...

Military Attire?

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Do you think this is a military uniform? If so, what can you tell me about it? Thanks in advance...

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 ★  -Happy Birthday General Dumont

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Ebenezer Dumont


Born: November 23, 1814

Birthplace: Vevay, Switzerland County, Indiana

Father: John L. Dumont 1787 – 1871
(Buried: Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana)​

Mother: Julia Louisa Corey 1794 – 1857
(Buried: Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana)​

Wife: Mary Ann Cheek 1822 – 1907
(Buried: Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana)​


Mary Fannie Dumont Braden 1840 – 1934​
(Buried: Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis...​

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