wounded

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. JPK Huson 1863

    Persistent Angels, Our Catholic Sisters, Memorialized

    " “The Sisters,” to quote an army chaplain, “do not have reunions or camp-fires to keep alive the memories of the most bloody lustrum in our history, but their war stories are as heroic, and far more edifying, than many the veterans tell. " So I wasn't going to do this thread. The book entitled...
  8. lelliott19

    Delayed Act of Kindness: Letter from Wounded Son Gettysburg 41 years later

    https://www.battlefields.org/learn/maps/gettysburg-peach-orchard-july-2-1863 "Mountain Eagle, October 12, 1904 Letter Forty-one Years in Reaching Father Wounded on Battlefield at Gettysburg son Writes Home and Letter Has Just Been Received Mr. John P. Shaw, of Goodwater, Alabama, the aged...
  9. JPK Huson 1863

    He Said " Angel Hands ", And Died, Alice Powers, When The Singing Stopped At Gettysburg

    “ The girls did sing, the boys did shout, the ladies they did all turn out “ " Such an ovation seldom greets anyone. Groups singing war songs on each corner; cheers and shouts all along the line " Alice Powers' description of the welcome greeting Buford's Cavalry here on Emmitsburg and...
  10. Sorah_45thVA

    Hood's wounding at Gettysburg... Most untimely wounding of war?

    Good goodmorning, heres an intresting Debate to kick around this morning. Of all the instances that an officer was taken to the rear dead or wounded, which instance was thecmost detrimental to winning that battle? I would argue that John Bell Hood's wounding at gettysburg is the most...
  11. USS ALASKA

    Miss Brayton and the hospital trains of the Sanitary Commission

    Reading in the 'Ladies Tea' forum, (STOP looking at me like that!?! Yes - I read threads on that forum! Don't judge me! … :smile: … ), found a thread where @JPK Huson 1863 espoused the book 'Women's Work in the Civil War' by Dr. L.P. Brockett and Mrs. Mary C. Vaughan -...
  12. JPK Huson 1863

    If Wards Could Talk; Beds Of Pain, Rows Of Healing

    Blown up from a colorized illustration, a packed ward in one Philadelphia hospital gives an indication of scope of care received. Any soldier here fought and had lain on a battlefield somewhere. Scooped up by stretcher and ambulance, a field hospital coaxed life into him before rail or steamer-...
  13. JPK Huson 1863

    Our Patent Office Past, Necessity's Mother

    No, not a war time invention, sorry, it was just so fall-down funny I could not resist. Post war, it occurred to me inventors had way too much time on their hands. And too many left over guns. If necessity if the mother of invention, ' War ' must be female- awful thought. You can't find a lot...
  14. JPK Huson 1863

    What They Saw, From Wagons Splashing Through Blood- Our Gettysburg Nurses

    Using this, from Gettysburg College's Special Collections, because some of the shambles described in caught, because it is haunting, because the faint image of a woman is inside the gate, right and because an ambulance there could only mean another wounded man had died. We forget, maybe, the...
  15. SWMODave

    “Drink, Yank; I reckon you're powerful dry.”

    (excerpt from longer account - link to entire story at end) It was at the battle of Chickamauga…… I fall. My thigh is torn, the bone is shattered, although I did not feel the shot that struck me. Here I lie among the dead and wounded. Our men have fallen back. Over our prostrate forms the...
  16. JPK Huson 1863

    Once Upon A Battlefield; Wedding At Stone's River, Spring, 1863

    White lace and romance and a minister, top this era marriage certificate, at odds with Joseph and Francelia Bean Hamilton's wedding scene. A drum for an altar, captain in uniform, their priest and a wounded groom and his nurse gave Stone's River battlefield another kind of memorial. A...
  17. lelliott19

    Train Wreck Ivy Creek Depot Charlottesville Va (Oct. 15, 1862)

    Reported in the Staunton Spectator, October 21, 1862, page 2. On Wednesday night [October 15, 1862] about 11 o’clock a train of cars carrying soldiers, ran over several cattle near Ivy Creek Depot, about 6 miles West of Charlottesville, when five cars, filled with soldiers, and the tender were...
  18. lelliott19

    Wounded With a Sense of Humor - Murphreesboro

    A cluster of mangled fellows were huddled around a field hospital awaiting surgical attention. A big, brawny trooper, with a bullet in his left leg and another in his right arm, hobbled up, holding his wounded arm in his left hand. 'Doctor,' said he, with much less piety than pain, 'the d__'d...
  19. JPK Huson 1863

    100 Sick Left On The Ground In The Rain, To Die; Hospital Transport Service Forgotten Rescues

    It pays to keep these old treasures. You never know what they can tell you. This LoC photo, a snip of the wharf at City Point? Unbelievably, someone captured the Sanitary Commission Hospital Transport Service at work. Ambulance on shore, wounded loaded all the way to the roof of one transport-...
  20. lelliott19

    GRAPHIC:More Wounds on Right Side of Body

    "Predominance of wounds on the Right Side of the Body. ... the operations of skirmishers, who deliver their fire usually from the right hand side of the trees that shelter them; in consequence of this, the right hand, arm, and shoulder, and the right thigh, knee, and leg, receive many more...


(Membership has it privileges! To remove this ad: Register NOW!)
Top