The front page of the War Press, published in Philadelphia on 30 September 1862 includes a piece about how members of the Christian Commission found dead and wounded soldiers of the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on both sides of the Potomac on 21 September, the day after the battle at Boteler’s Ford.

Among these was Private Chancellor Benjamin of Company F, shot in the thigh. He died of his wounds at the Broad and Cherry Streets hospital in Philadelphia on 22 November 1862. Details of his wound and medical care are seen here in a page from Surgeon G.A. Otis’ A Report on Excisions of the Head of the Femur for Gunshot Injury (1869), online from the Hathi Trust.

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