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Unidentified wounded soldier in medical photo

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.02.1293 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Photographs Date: Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Image shows wounded man displaying his injured shoulder, with diagram of path of the bullet. Red ink inscription on recto "351. Cont. Photo." Ink inscription on recto "1---2," "1. Ball entered 2. Wound for the ex section" and "Chris Wilson." Graphite inscription on verso "A Vol II p 10." Photographers imprint on verso: "Baldwin & Prior, Photographers, Kalamazoo, Mich. More copies like this can be had at any time by sending the name." Stamp on verso "Received SCO Div. of Surg. [Re]cords."


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Civil War, Military History, Union Forces, Injury or Wound, Health and Medical

Sub Era: The American Civil War