James G Martin, a Private in Company K of the 19th Virginia Infantry was wounded by a gunshot though his belly at Turner’s Gap on South Mountain in September 1862, which began at least two years of medical misery for him. His treatment is described in excruciating detail in his case in the Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion (1870), excerpted here. All six volumes are online thanks to the US National Library of Medicine at NIH.

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