Monday, February 04, 2013

The Amputees, Civil War.

The following Information comes from the Official Records.

Second New York Artillery Co. I.

BELL, JOHN.-Age, 21 years. Enlisted, January 18, 1864, at Avon, N. Y.; mustered in as private, Co. I, January 23,1864, to serve Three years; transferred to Co. E, date not stated; wounded in action, December 9,1864, at Hatcher's Run, Va.; discharged for disability, October 5, 1865, at Hick's General Hospital, Baltimore, Md.  Left leg amputated.

Second New York Artillery Co. D.

COFFIN, JAMES D.—Age, 19 year®. Enlisted, February 29,1861, at BTidgewaber; mustered in as private, Co. D, February 29, 1864, to serve three years; wounded in action, May 19, 1864, at Spottsylvania, Va.; discharged for disability, March 30, 1865, at Baltimore, Md.  Left Arm amputated.

10th., Illinois Infantry.

Captain Frank Munson, wounded in left arm, amputated.

Captain Charles Carpenter, wound in left hand, third finger amputated.

11th., United States Infantry.

Second Lieutenant, A. J. Barber, Legs amputated above the knees.

Captain J. M. Goodhue, finger amputated.

Twenty-first Louisiana Infantry

Corpl. F. Haggerty, Company D, Twenty-first Louisiana Infantry (heavy batteries), loss of leg by wound and amputation.

33rd. Ner Jesery Infantry.

Private Lewis Margold, Company G, Thirty-third New Jersey Volunteers. He was admitted November 25, complaining of his arm, and saying he had been struck by a shell. The limb seemed numb and useless, but the skin was not broken nor even discolored. It was not very closely examined, but no particular lesion was supposed to exist. In a few days it swelled, became discolored, signs of mortification appeared and much constitutional disturbance. It was treated by deep and long incisions, warm fomentations, and tincture of iodine applied above the incisions.  Finally, on the 22nd December, the arm was amputated above the elbow, and the humerus disclosed two fractures, running into the humero-ulnar articulation. This case was sent to field hospital December 29, and its termination is unknown.

9th., Pennsylvania Cavalry.

Captain E. A. Hancock, Company B, Ninth Pennsylvania Cavalry, wounded, causing amputation of the left leg.

31st. or 32nd, Missouri Infantry.

Private Burt Clouts, Company F, knee, amputated.

100th., Illinois Infantry.

 Joseph Butcher, private, Company F, leg amputated.

7th., Michigan Cavalry.

 Joseph Butcher, private, Company F, leg amputated.

23rd., Ohio Infantry.

Captain John U. Hiltz, of Company C, and excellent officer, had his right leg amputated.

63rn., Ohio Infantry.

Lieutenant Colonel Charles E. Brown, commanding Sixty-third Ohio, was wounded near the close of the action in the leg, which has since been amputated near the thigh.

83rd., Indiana Infantry.

Colonel Benjamin L. Spooner was severely wounded (had left arm amputated),

!4th., U. S. Colored Infantry.

 Private Daniel L. Brown, Company C, right leg amputated. 

95th., Illinois Infantry.

Samuel Snyder, Company A, left leg broken by a lump of hard red clay, so as to require amputation above the knee, and he is not expected to live.

United States Army.

Colonel Hugo Wangelin, wounded in arm at Ringgold (since amputated).

41st., Ohio Infantry.

Colonel Aquila Wiley, Forty-first Ohio Volunteers, commanding the First Battalion, was shot through the leg, making amputation necessary. The loss to the service of this officer cannot be properly estimated. He was always prompt and thorough, and possessed capacity and knowledge of his duties that never left him at fault. I know no officer of equal efficiency in the volunteer service, and none whose past service entitle them to better reward. The service and losses of his battalion, composed of the Forty-first and Ninety-third Ohio Infantry, also stand conspicuous.

125th., Illinois Infantry.

Richard Clearwater, Company G, wounded, foot amputated.

27th., Illinois Infantry.

 First Lieutenant Joseph Voellinger, Company A, received a musket shot just below the knee, breaking the bone, necessitating amputation of limb.

4th., Virginia, Infantry.

Lieutenant A. P. Bourn, Company F., permanently disabled by amputation (since dead).

3rd., United States Infantry.

George B. Butler (severely wounded, arm amputated);

3rd., Michigan Infantry.

Colonel B. R. Pierce, Third Michigan, was wounded in the leg, since amputated

20th., New York Militia.

George W. Peet, of Twentieth New York State Militia, of same brigade (was wounded in the early part of the engagement by a cannon-shot in the leg, rendering amputation necessary.

10th., Georgia.

Lieutenant J. McNeil, of Company C, whose leg has since been amputated..

18th., United States Infantry.

Corpl. Bernard [C.] Connelly of Captain Henry Belknap's company (D), Third Battalion, attached to Second Battalion; wounded severely in the leg by a shell, whose leg has since been amputated.

7th., Massachusetts Infantyr.

Nathaniel Geary, amputation of right leg above the knee.

3rd. New York Cavalry.

Private William Bellows, Company C, wounded seriously, left arm amputated.

7th., Minnesota, Infantry.

 Private Andrew Agren, Company C, wounded in right leg, suffered amputation above knee joint.

2nd., Kansas Cavalry.

Private Vincent B. Osborn, of the Second Kansas Cavalry, had his thigh bone shattered whilst making the cable of the Jacobs fast on shore. His leg was subsequently amputated and his life is lost.

15th., Army Corps.

Sergt. Marshall House, Company F, was severely wounded in the thigh; leg since amputated.

25th., Winsonsin Infantry.

Colonel Wager Swayne, commanding, was wounded by a shell, and his right leg amputated above the knee.

32nd., Iowa, Infantry.

Captain Theodore De Tar, commanding Company D, who, after pursuing the enemy to the mountain, was wounded in the right ankle, making an amputation necessary.

95th., Illinois Infantry.

Sergt. John Kennedy, Company A, Ninety-fifth Illinois Volunteers, knee carried away by a cannon ball or unexploded shell; primary amputation of the thigh.

8th., Michigan, Infantry.

 Henry McComas, Company E (leg amputated).

2nd Illinois Light Artillery.

 Private Thomas McCauley had his thigh broken by a shell; his leg was amputated.

49th., Tennessee, Infantry.

Colonel W. F. Young, of the Forty-ninth Tennessee, was severely wounded while discharging his duty with that uniform coolness and gallantry which has characterized him during his whole term of service. His wound was so severe as to require the amputation of his right arm, and will, I fear, permanently disable him from duty in the field.
C. S. Army.

During all these operations, and up to 27th of July, the brigade was under command of Brigadier General M. D. Ector. On that day, while in the redan occupied by Ward's battery and directing the fire of the same, General Ector received, by a piece of shell which exploded in the redan, a painful wound above the left knee, which caused the amputation of the left leg about midway the thigh.

1st., Missouri Light Artillery.

Corpl. William Miller wounded, and leg amputated.

31st., Iowa Infantry.

 private of Company H, was wounded in both thighs, severely in the flesh of the left thigh, and the bone of the right thigh broken. His right leg has been amputated above the knee, and it is feared that his wounds will or have already proved mortal.

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