Here’s the medical case of Private John Nelson Amidon, 49th New York Infantry, from the Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion (1870). All six volumes are online from the National Library of Medicine, NIH.

On 17 September 1862, the day before his 18th birthday, he was wounded by a gunshot to his right leg in action at Antietam. He was in a field hospital on the field then sent to a General Hospital in Washington, DC. By June 1863 he was terribly crippled and transferred to a hospital in Philadelphia. He suffered one procedure after another until he was sufficiently repaired to be discharged for disability on 10 February 1864. Remarkably, he enlisted again in August 1864, in the 15th New York Engineers and served to June 1865.

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