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Two Unidentified Soldiers In Union Uniforms

An estimated 40 percent of Civil War dead were never identified.

With advances in weaponry and the sheer number of men killed, many bodies were damaged beyond recognition or left to rot in piles at the battlefield.

About 625,000 men died in the Civil War. That’s more Americans than died in both World Wars, Korea, and Vietnam combined. This amounted to 2 percent of the population at the time, which would be the equivalent to about 6 million Americans dying today.

http://blogs.ancestry.com/cm/2014/05/21/12-stunning-civil-war-facts/

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/ppss.00426/

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CIVIL WAR, PROSTHETICS Photograph 1303

HERTZOG, JACOB T. Specimen 2023 SS

HUDSON’S APPARATUS APPLIED. PRECEDING CASE. (EXCISION OF THE ELBOW JOINT.) PVT, Company K 47th PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS Wounded at POCOTALIGO, SC, 22 OCT 1862, Dr BONTECOU, R.B. Contributed by Dr. HUDSON, E.D.

Photograph by HIRSCHINGER, H., 388 BOWERY, N.Y. See also CP 1090-1, 1302, 1545; SP 280 BOUND IN OTIS, VOL. 2. HISTORY ON VERSO.

Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/medicalmuseum/with/5881295365/