Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Civil War Oddities #73

Although many amputees and cripples gave up, others did not. Had all commanders minus the use of as leg or an arm been brought together, they’d have been numerous enough to form their own brigade.

Union Brig. General Egbert B. Brown took a direct hit in the shoulder at Springfield, Missouri, in January 1863. For the duration of the war he had only one usable arm, but he sometimes commanded cavalry forces.