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A pattern-maker in Springfield before the outbreak of the Civil War, George W. Murray was taken prisoner, along with his three elder brothers, after the battle of Spotsylvania and confined to the infamous Confederate prison at Andersonville. He…

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This patriotic musical poem was first printed in the June issue of The Atlantic monthly and also as part of a program for a prize-giving ceremony at the Boston Latin School on May 25, 1861, just a few weeks after Confederate forces began firing on…

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., abandoned his studies at Harvard College to join the Massachusetts Volunteers at the outbreak of the Civil War. He was wounded on October 21, 1861, at the battle of Ball’s Bluff, in Virginia, and attended by a…

Event recording for the Center for the History of Medicine's 13 December 2012 program in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, "Battle-scarred: Death and Disability Since the Civil War," with speakers Drew Gilpin Faust, Lincoln…

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Case history: From an active, and powerful man who served as an artillerist in the American Civil War. In 1864, his hand was severely injured by the premature discharge of a cannon. It was amputated at the wrist joint. Subsequently, the forearm was…

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The wooden chess set pieces were carved by Zabdiel Boylston Adams and Fred Guyer during internment at Libby Prison in May 1864. Both were Captains in the Union army and injured and captured at the Battle of Wilderness.

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These instruments were used by Union Navy Assistant Surgeon and 1861 Harvard Medical School graduate Charles Thatcher Hubbard aboard the USS Unadilla during the American Civil War. The Unadilla was one of the Union's 2390 day gunboats and was…

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Inscription: "No. 152" written on the underside of the base in pencil; "6780." written on a small label adhered to the bone.

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Inscription: "6693 12-3" Stamped on the bone in red; "6693 12-3 12" written on the underside of the base in pencil.
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