INJURY COLLECTION: “The Peg Leg Department”

The Peg Leg Department of the Surgical Appliances Association in London, allied with the American Red Cross, where all splints and similar appliances for American soldiers on this side of the water are made. The workers are all women, who have become highly skilled in their unique war work. They supply both the American and […]

Civil War – “Gunshot Fracture of Scapula” (1865)

ANDERSON, JOHN GUNSHOT FRACTURE OF SCAPULA. PVT C 207th PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS Battle of FORT DAMNATION, VA 2 APR 1865 Dr RB BONTECOU, HAREWOOD HOSPITAL, WASH. DC. See also CP 61 BOUND IN AMM, VOL. 7. HISTORY ON VERSO. CIVIL WAR

Hanging the Conspirators (1865)

Washington, D.C. Hanging hooded bodies of the four conspirators; crowd departing. Washington, D.C. Gen. John F. Hartranft and staff, responsible for securing the conspirators at the Arsenal. Washington, D.C. Coffins and open graves ready for the conspirators’ bodies at right of scaffold.