Private John P. Caveny* of Company F, 17th South Carolina was wounded by a gunshot through his upper thigh into his bladder at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862, and he was captured there. He died of his wounds in a Federal hospital in Frederick, MD on 15 October.

Two specimens of his thigh bone were saved in the collection of the Army Medical Museum (now National Museum of Health and Medicine), and are seen here on a page from the Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion (1870).

*Updated from J.P. Cavanagh after further research (January 2021).

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