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Lt. Col. Edward Bacon Witnesses Civil War Surgery

Although great advancements and improvements in the medical treatment of wounded soldiers were made during the Civil War, surgery in the field hospitals remained a frightening experience. In June of 1863, the 6th Michigan...


Ambrose E. Burnside Quick Facts

Name Meaning Ambrose is of Greek origin, meaning “immortal” Vital Stats Birthday:  May 23rd, 1824 Birth Name: Ambrose Everett Burnside Birthplace:  Liberty, Indiana Date of Death:  September 13th, 1881 Cause:  Heart disease Place of...