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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Jesse G. Rainwater

(c. 1834 - 1862)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 18th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company A, 18th Mississippi Infantry on about 1 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot to his left leg and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862. His tibia was shattered and the artery damaged.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a US Army field hospital near Sharpsburg and a Federal surgeon amputated his leg at the lower part of his thigh on 19 September, but he had already developed gangrene and died of infection on 22 September 1862, age 28.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. Wound and medical details from Fisher.1

Birth

c. 1834

Death

09/22/1862 Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Fisher, Geoge Jackson, MD, Report of Fifty-seven Cases of Amputations ... after the Battle of Antietam, The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, 1863-01-01, Table 1  [AotW citation 21395]