5 at Antietam, 1 at Sherpardstown, 1 at Ft Steedman = 7.
The question for me is whether the dirt in his eyes at Malvern Hill counts
Forrest suffered a gunshot lodged in his pelvis, cracked ribs, and what else?
Cleburne, shot in the face and lost a few teeth, was he ever further injured before his death?
William Dorsey Pender was wounded at Glendale, 2nd Manassas, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville before receiving his final and fatal wound at Gettysburg.
I think Joe Johnston might just win this contest - he was shot nine times BEFORE he went down at Seven Pines. Cleburne was shot in the chest during a ruckus in Helena before the war, and was shot either in the leg or the arm - don't know which battle.
If we're counting accidents caused by battle, I think Forrest might win. He was shot four times - in the left hip at Shiloh, in the foot at Tupelo, along the back (or arm, it's not clear) at Tunnel Hill and in the same hip by Gould. Having so many horses shot out from under him, he fell off them a lot - dislocated the same right shoulder at least three times. Cracked two or three ribs from a horse rolling over him at Ft Pillow. Was temporarily paralyzed when a cannonball went through his horse just behind his legs - lots of blood, too. At Ebenezer Church, he was attacked by a Union captain who chopped up his right arm, head and right shoulder before Forrest shot him dead.
I think he's even on Ol' Joe!
He actually didn't lose the arm, just the use of it, and to what extent is still being debated.
Thanks for the replies everyone. I find this subject interesting as my only injury in a war was to my pride. OK so I cut my finger using a bayonet to open MREs and the Captain would not let me use any more sharp objects.
I like the tiny bottle of hot sauce that comes with some MREs - like an inch tall.
There's a lot of Vietnam veterans who still use a ton of hot sauce. Those C-Rations were awful and hot sauce covered up a multitude of sins! (I know they were awful because we used to get them on the rez - army surplus.)
Wow. Army surplus hot sauce on blocks of fake Velveeta cheese. You guys on the rez really got the Cordon Bleu treatment, didn't you?
Wasn't the blankets what small pox was spread with?Lol! Commodity cheese is the only cheese I really like! We got strange stuff in the commods boxes - little shovels, socks, diabetes check kits, tin cups...although we were a little suspicious the time we got the blankets...
I think Joe Johnston might just win this contest - he was shot nine times BEFORE he went down at Seven Pines...