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.
Browse the petitions and certificates by those which mention wounds inflicted by shot, blade, burn, exposure/disease, old age or even psychological injuries. Alternatively, browse the petitions and certificates by those which mention wounds to the head, torso, arms, legs, hands or feet. If you wish to browse both by method of injury and injury location, select the method of injury and then refine the results using the injury location options in the search facets.