Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Andersonville Amputation

From: civilwarmonitor.com

This photograph of Corporal Calvin Bates of Co. E, 20th Maine Infantry, reminds us that not all amputations resulted from bullet wounds. A prisoner at Andersonville, Bates suffered inhumane treatment at the hands of his prison guards. His maltreatment resulted in illness, decay, and ultimately the amputation of his feet.

Learn more about Civil War prison conditions at www.CivilWarRx.com.


This a photo of John January, only recorded survivor of a self double amputation while on the Andersonville bullpen. Photo taken at Belleview. I am sure, Unless ID'd otherwise.

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