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Confederate (CSV)

Private

F. M. Cantrell

(c. 1832 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company I, 7th South Carolina Infantry, date not known.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by canister ball to the leg and was captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862. His tibia was shattered and his knee joint was damaged.

The rest of the War

His leg was amputated in the middle third of his thigh by a Federal surgeon at a US Army field hospital near Sharpsburg on 18 September, but he died of pyemia (infection) on 25 September 1862. The surgeon also noted that his health had been poor before he was wounded, which probably hurt his chances of survival.

References & notes

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

Birth

c. 1832

Death

09/25/1862 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 21403]