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Confederate (CSV)


Jacob McNutt

(c. 1836 - 1862)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Corporal in Company C, 17th Mississippi Infantry about 1 June 1861 and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, date not known.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a shell fragment in the leg and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862. His kneecap was torn off and the top of his tibia (the larger of the lower leg bones) dislocated.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a US Army field hospital near Sharpsburg where a surgeon amputated his leg at the lower third of his thigh, but he died of "shock and exhaustion" on 19 September, 30 hours after he was wounded.

References & notes

His basic service from his Compiled Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. His commission from Dunbar Rowland's The Official and Statistical Register of the State of Mississippi (1908). Wound and medical details from Fisher.1


c. 1836


09/19/1862; in Sharpsburg


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 21394]