Injuries and Ailments in the Civil Wars
Many claimants lived with horrific wounds for years, even decades afterwards. The lives of many were saved by military surgeons and other medical practitioners, but thousands were left too disabled to work for their livings or to support their families.
Civil War Petitions contains details of how the wounded were treated, including the procedures, costs and consequences of such treatments.
Search for wounds to the head, torso, arms, legs, hands and feet, or for how they were inflicted, by shot, blade, burn or disease. Compare the types of injuries sustained during battles with those inflicted during sieges. See what kinds of injuries it was possible to survive in the seventeenth century.
This page is currently still under development. A different layout and more complex search functions (including the ability to search by both method of injury and injury location at the same time) will be available in due course.