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Merwin saved it as a souvenir, along with a pair of left-handed gloves given to him by his sympathetic men. Like many other soldiers, he fought on through the war despite his disability. he was in serious trouble. In the 1860s, there were no medicines to fight infections — no one had heard of germs. The bullets fired by Civil War rifles were very heavy and powerful. They often smashed the arm or leg bones of gunshot victims. Doctors could not repair those bone injuries, so they usually cut off a damaged limb to save the patient.
A RIGHT-ARMED GENERAL . . Union General Philip Kearny was a professional soldier who had lost his left arm in combat before the Civil War. As his photograph shows, he is armed with a sword and ready for a fight. He was one of many officers who continued to serve even though they had lost an arm, a leg, or an eye. One white dress glove French-style kepi . . AND A GENERAL WITH A LEFT ARM Union General Oliver O. Howard lost his right arm in action. General Kearny, missing his left arm, visited Howard in the hospital and consoled him with a joke, saying that now they could buy gloves together.
Navy vessel Merrimac, Confederates named it the CSS Virginia. Union inventor John Ericsson built an ironclad ship to fight it. His vessel was named the Monitor. Many other ironclads were made after that and fought battles along America’s coasts and rivers. To defend against these and other vessels, Southern engineers perfected floating explosive mines. These devices threatened any ship Wood stock entering Confederate waters. Hammer Lock plate Trigger guard Trigger Edged upper tip Sling loop A JENKS CARBINE In Civil War navies, larger ships sometimes carried marines.