1. 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
  2. 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...
  3. lelliott19

    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...
  4. lelliott19

    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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...

    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 -...
  18. 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-...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...

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