Medical Records for wounded Confederate prisoners at Gettysburg

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Do records exist for wounded Confederate soldiers at Gettysburg? My cousin , Color Sargent Elijah Adams , Company K , 8th SC was mortally wounded near the Peach Orchid on 2 July 1863.
 

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Hello @NDR5thNY very good to see you back posting here! Elijah Adams was wounded in the leg which resulted in a fracture of his tibia. When the Confederate army retreated, he was left behind with those too seriously wounded to transport and would have been captured in Kershaw's brigade hospital there, at or near the Black Horse Tavern.
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The Confederate surgeons who were left behind to care for the wounded members of Kershaw's brigade were Henry Junius Nott, Asst Surgeon 2nd SC; James F Pearce, Surgeon 8th SC and Simon Baruch, Assistant Surgeon, 3rd SC Battn. Simon Baruch remained for six weeks. Baruch was as fine a surgeon as any - and much better than most - who served in the Civil War North or South. So if it was possible for Adams' life to be saved, I feel certain Baruch would have been able to do so. Unfortunately, the date of Elijah Adams' death is not recorded so we have no way of knowing how long he lingered. @Tom Elmore may be able to shed more light.
 

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Hello @NDR5thNY very good to see you back posting here! Elijah Adams was wounded in the leg which resulted in a fracture of his tibia. When the Confederate army retreated, he was left behind with those too seriously wounded to transport and would have been captured in Kershaw's brigade hospital there, at or near the Black Horse Tavern.
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The Confederate surgeons who were left behind to care for the wounded members of Kershaw's brigade were Henry Junius Nott, Asst Surgeon 2nd SC; James F Pearce, Surgeon 8th SC and Simon Baruch, Assistant Surgeon, 3rd SC Battn. Simon Baruch remained for six weeks. Baruch was as fine a surgeon as any - and much better than most - who served in the Civil War North or South. So if it was possible for Adams' life to be saved, I feel certain Baruch would have been able to do so. Unfortunately, the date of Elijah Adams' death is not recorded so we have no way of knowing how long he lingered. @Tom Elmore may be able to shed more light.
Thank you Laura! Your posts are always very informative!
 

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Simon Baruch left an account of the wounded and dead at the Black Horse Tavern, which is in the files of the GNMP. Perhaps you could check the SC archives to see if any memoirs or papers of James F. Pearce and/or Henry Junius Nott might be there?
 

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Hello @NDR5thNY very good to see you back posting here! Elijah Adams was wounded in the leg which resulted in a fracture of his tibia. When the Confederate army retreated, he was left behind with those too seriously wounded to transport and would have been captured in Kershaw's brigade hospital there, at or near the Black Horse Tavern.
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The Confederate surgeons who were left behind to care for the wounded members of Kershaw's brigade were Henry Junius Nott, Asst Surgeon 2nd SC; James F Pearce, Surgeon 8th SC and Simon Baruch, Assistant Surgeon, 3rd SC Battn. Simon Baruch remained for six weeks. Baruch was as fine a surgeon as any - and much better than most - who served in the Civil War North or South. So if it was possible for Adams' life to be saved, I feel certain Baruch would have been able to do so. Unfortunately, the date of Elijah Adams' death is not recorded so we have no way of knowing how long he lingered. @Tom Elmore may be able to shed more light.
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Elijah died 7/15/1863.
 

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As the service records indicate, Elijah Adams was a member of Company G, not K. According to Greg Coco's Gettysburg's Confederate Dead, Elijah died on July 15 at the Francis Bream farm, "north of tavern, near graveyard and creek." His remains were later reinterred at Magnolia Cemetery in Charleston, SC, grave 44, on 10 May 1871. The cited tavern was Black Horse Tavern.

I see that Brevet 2nd Lieutenant Harris R. Adams, also of Company G, was killed on July 2 and buried near the Rose barn. Any family relation? Harris was born in 1842 to Jackson and Martha Adams. (Busey and Busey's Confederate Casualties at Gettysburg)

Assistant Surgeon Henry J. Knott was had received his medical education in Europe, according to Mary Chestnut (after his graduation from South Carolina College in 1857). His father was Dr. Josiah Clark Nott.

Here's a photo of the rows of Confederate dead (reinterred from Gettysburg) at Magnolia Cemetery:
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