Here’s another extract from Otis’s Report on Excisions of the Head of the Femur for Gunshot Injury (1869) describing the wound and treatment of Private Richard M Brown of the 2nd South Carolina Cavalry. He had been shot and captured in a skirmish in the city of Frederick, MD on 12 September 1862 and died of his wounds and infection in a Federal hospital there on 7 November.

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