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  1. J

    Col. R.A. Smith - 44th Ga

    I noticed an article that mentioned Col. Robert A. Smith of the 44th GA who was mortally wounded at Ellison's Mill. With the information I read was a picture of a bust of what appeared to be a Confederate officer. Was that R.A. Smith and is there a picture of the bust or of Smith I could use. I...
  2. NH Civil War Gal

    To help a wounded brother

    This is from General Hobart's narrative after he was captured and traveling from Atlanta to Richmond: "I will here relate an incident which occurred on our way. We overtook a train of open cars, filled with Confederate wounded from the battle-field. The two trains stopped for some time...
  3. lelliott19

    Exactly When was Robert Toombs Wounded at Antietam?

    American Battlefield Trust. Antietam - Burnside's Bridge - September 17, 1862 (12PM–1PM) Link There's been discussion in other threads about the timing and nature of the wound received by Brigadier General Robert Toombs at Antietam. I had always assumed he was wounded on September 17, 1862...
  4. M

    Support of wounded soldiers.

    The former Confederacy had little it could do to aid Southern soldiers who had been injured in the War. But did the United States properly support wounded Union soldiers? Many of the former soldiers were in no condition to ever hold down regular jobs. Were the wounded former soldiers given...
  5. lelliott19

    GRAPHIC 10 Civil War Soldiers Who Were Shot Through the Head and Survived

    Most Civil War soldiers who sustained a gunshot wound to the head did not survive. Corporal Andsell H Beam (I/26 MI), pictured here, was one of the lucky ones. He was wounded at "Farmville, Virginia, April 6th, 1865, by a conoidal ball, which made a ragged scalp wound to the right of the...
  6. ConfederateCanuck

    The Wounded from Battle of Gaines Mill

    Posting my first picture to this Forum (to date I have only posted in the Small Arms and Edged Weapons Forum). Apologies, but I did the best I could to snap a picture of this (and the explanatory caption) from a book. I am posting this because I don't recall seeing many photos of wounded lying...
  7. JPK Huson 1863

    Elves In Hoops, A Wounded Man's Christmas

    Christmas dinner for wounded soldiers, place settings ready, various last-minute preparations apparent. Isn't it awesome? It's probably one of the Washington, DC hospitals. Ladies planned months in advance then showed up themselves. It wasn't ' just ' Christmas dinner, it was giving back to the...
  8. CivilWarTalk

    Medal of Honor Monday - Sgt. Haskell Rescues a Badly Wounded Comrade

    Sergeant Marcus M. Haskell SERVICE NOTES Service/Branch: United States Army Entered Service In: Chelsea, Massachusetts Entered Service: August 1862 Unit: Company C, 35th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Rank: Sergeant Discharged: June 1865 MEDAL OF HONOR DETAILS Location of Action: Battle...
  9. eboulais

    Civil War Veteran Survives Bullet to the Head

    Civil War Veteran Jacob Miller was shot in the forehead on Sept.19th 1863 at Brock Field at Chickamauga. He lived with an open bullet wound for many years, with the last pieces of lead dropping out 31 years after he was first shot. 1911
  10. JPK Huson 1863

    A Wounded Man's Walk Through St. Francis Xavier, Gettysburg

    Image from NYPL from an era song sheet " The Story Of Gettysburg ". A wounded man is telling his story to his family. It could have been Colonel Huidekoper's. For all the accounts of wounded men as told by nurses, doctors, relief workers and civilians we don't frequently hear from the men who...
  11. lelliott19

    Brass Napoleon Award Act of Kindness: 132nd Pennsylvania & Lt. Col. Reuben B. Nisbet, 3rd Georgia Infantry at Antietam

    "He asked to be laid down in some sheltered place, for, said he, 'I have but a few moments to live.' I well remember his refined, gentlemanly appearance, and how profoundly sorry I felt for him." Before the Civil War, Dr. Reuben Battle Nisbet was a trained physician, but he enlisted in the...
  12. lelliott19

    Chickamauga Kershaw's Brigade at Chickamauga: The Fight for Snodgrass Hill

    "Capt. Townsend who was in command of the battalion, fell with one side of his face torn away. Evans also fell and as he lay on the ground with the colors, I passed near him, in command of my company..." Writing of his "experiences in the late unpleasantness," Lieutenant Robert H Jennings of...
  13. lelliott19

    Left for Dead: Big Jim Jones, 3rd Battalion SC at South Mountain

    Writing of his "experiences in the late unpleasantness," Lieutenant Robert H Jennings of Company G, 3rd Battalion South Carolina Infantry included this amazing story of Corporal James A Jones (B/3dBattn SC) who was shot in the head and left for dead on the battle field at South Mountain. Jones...
  14. JPK Huson 1863

    Stories We May Be Missing, Gettysburg Wounded Summer 1863

    This has always been one of the more frustrating images of the relative handful we have from Gettysburg's awful summer, 1863. Blurred and indistinct , it's been way too easy to dismiss in favor of amazing clarity in other photographs. These men deserve another look IMO. No expert but the longer...
  15. JPK Huson 1863

    Belle Plain, The Landing War Passed Through

    You can see where an Army doc would describe the wharf at Belle Plain(s) Landing as of the rudest variety- heck, those planks are wonderful, no trimming, just get them down. It doesn't look very even either, bumps and warps must have made it a dicey ride. ( I'm always distracted by this uneven...
  16. JPK Huson 1863

    " Steamers At Pittsburg Landing ", Shiloh's Wounded Carried Home

    " Steamers at Pittsburg Landing ", we've seen a hundred times. Image is of so much more. It's wounded being transported from battlefield to boat- to hospital. Steamers Tycoon, Monarch, J.W. Hailman, Marengo and now forgotten steamers tied up and left carrying war's bloody evidence. Wagon load...
  17. JPK Huson 1863

    Velocipedes, Not Just For Fun Anymore, Wheeled Freedom For War's Wounded

    Using a ' ladie's ' four wheeled velocipede, pre-war, to illustrate what variety may have been used for wounded. This was moved using one's arms, not pedals or just shoved along like some. Some genius must have gotten a good look at the growing list of maimed men and adapted our early...
  18. lelliott19

    Railroad Accident at Ringgold, GA July 6, 1862: 12th Battalion Georgia Light Artillery - killed and wounded

    "...This sad accident occasioned the death of five men.....Nineteen are wounded and twenty-four bruised. The fortunate circumstance of having my horses in advance of the cars bearing the men, has saved me the pain of reporting a more terrible tragedy...Of my horses, but seventeen remain living...
  19. JPK Huson 1863

    Steamer John Brooks, A Day At War, Belle Plain Landing

    Belle Plain Landing, 1864, Brady, LoC. Had to post the image large, in two sections or it's tough getting an idea how vast and busy some of these ' landings ' were. Pretty awesome- mail wagon, the famous ' Punch Bowl ' on the hill holding Confederate prisoners waiting transport elsewhere, supply...
  20. JPK Huson 1863

    Dr. Augustus Hawkeye Hamlin's Flying Hospital

    OK, a little misleading, " Flying Hospital " not such a literal concept plus this is a post-war image ( NYPL )- but it is French. Dr. Augustus Hamlin based his life saving, early ' M.A.S.H. ' , Mobile Army Surgical Hospital on a French model, ' Hospital Voyans '. .As usual, looking for...
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