Capt Charles T Greene (1864)

28 November 2018

Lieutenant Charles Thurston Greene was aide-de-camp to his father, General George S. Greene on the Maryland Campaign of September 1862 and in November 1863, by then a Captain, his right lower leg was severed and his horse was killed by an artillery round at Ringgold, GA. He mustered out in September 1865 but was commissioned Captain, Company H, 42nd United States Infantry in July 1866 and retired in December 1870.

This albumen print showing his stump and artificial leg was taken in about 1864 by William Bell for the US Army Surgeon General and published in Photographs of Surgical Cases and Specimens (prepared by George A. Otis, 1865-1881). There’s a fine copy online from Harvard.

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