At the end of his after-action Report, above, Captain W.T. Poague listed the wounds the men of his battery suffered at Sharpsburg in September 1862. “I cannot avoid entertaining a feeling of pride in having the command of such men,” wrote Captain Pogue.

Last on the list is the man pictured here, Private William Henry Effinger, whose injury is described in the title of this post.

This handwritten original of Poague’s report and accompanying casualty list are from Confederate States Army Casualty Lists and Narrative Reports in Record Group 19, National Archives, online from fold3. Effinger and the other men listed have pages on AotW.

Private Effinger’s 1857 picture is an etching after a photograph in the Dickinson College Archives.

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