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Contributed Photograph 1005 GARRISON, GEORGE PENETRATING GUNSHOT WOUND OF ABDOMEN, FRACTURING CREST OF ILIUM. PVT Company A 95th New York VOLUNTEERS Battle of PETERSBURG, VA 18 JUNE 1864 Dr RB BONTECOU, HAREWOOD HOSPITAL, WASH. DC. See also CP 188 BOUND IN AMM, VOL. 7. HISTORY ON VERSO. CIVIL WAR, GANGRENE
During the Civil War in Spring 1862, Carlton Burgan, Co. B, Maryland’s Purnell Legion, was poisoned with mercury in the form of calomel, when he contracted a cold from the cold grown. The calomel, a standard drug that was being argued about at the time, killed his upper maxillae which was removed and is in the museum.
Barney Ford was born a slave in Virginia. At the age of twenty-fire, he escaped and began a successful career in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures.By 1860, he was living in Denver and became a prosperous tycoon in the hotel, restaurant, and barbershop businesses, earning the nickname the "Black Baron of Colorado." Throughout the Civil War, he gave financial assistance, food, and jobs to escaped and free African Americans.
Melrose Spring House by www78, via Flickr Owner of Melrose Spring House, Aaron Brown, a law partner of future President James Polk and governor of Tennessee from 1846 to 1850, died in 1859. Five years later the Civil War erupted across both his state and his property, when Hood's Confederates entrenched themselves some 61m behind this photo. As the Battle of Nashville raged on, this spring, which ran clean water, was used as a hospital for the wounded.