Private John Ross Langford of the 10th Georgia Infantry had significant surgery in November 1862 to repair the damage from his Sharpsburg wounds of September. A month later he was “up and around the ward” but in March 1863 he suddenly worsened, with bleeding and high fever from infection, and he died on 15 March.

Some details of his medical care are seen here, in a page from the Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion (1870).

Please Leave a Reply