Alfred Nugent and his Amputated Arm

Written by: Fred Claridge, Volunteer and Friends of Bentonville Battlefield Board Member Whenever we give a tour of the Harper House Field Hospital Site, we usually try to include some information about individual wounded soldiers who were treated there. Sometimes, we talk about the surgeons who performed the operations and cared for those wounded. WeContinue reading “Alfred Nugent and his Amputated Arm”

“She’s a Real Veteran:” Lucy Nichols and the 23rd Indiana

Posted on February 16, 2023 December 1898, over 30 years after the end of the Civil War, the Owensboro Messenger Inquirer printed an article titled “She’s a Real Veteran.” “By a special act of Congress,” the article explains, “Aunt Lucy Nichols of this city will receive a pension of $12 a month.” Written so casually, it’s not immediatelyContinue reading ““She’s a Real Veteran:” Lucy Nichols and the 23rd Indiana”

James E. Hanger and the Development of Civil War Prosthetics

Posted on September 28, 2022by fobbnc by: Fred Claridge Editor’s Note: Fred has been an incredible volunteer throughout this year and an active member of our support group, the Friends of Bentonville Battlefield. This is the first of (hopefully) many blog posts Fred will contribute. Read along for a fascinating story of medical history and some insightContinue reading “James E. Hanger and the Development of Civil War Prosthetics”

Deeds of Valor: Bentonville’s Medal of Honor Recipients

Posted on August 6, 2022by fobbnc Civil War battles were often the breeding ground for incredible and noteworthy stories. The battle of Bentonville was certainly no different! The fighting during the three day battle that erupted near the small crossroads village of Bentonville was exceedingly heavy at times, especially during the engagement’s first day, March 19, 1865.Continue reading “Deeds of Valor: Bentonville’s Medal of Honor Recipients”