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Cadet Thomas G. Jefferson: Saving a Life on New Market Battlefield

Seventeen-year-old Thomas Garland Jefferson died of a wound suffered at the battle of New Market. Shot in the lungs on May 15, 1864, the Virginia Military Institute cadet lingered for hours, dying a couple of days later. Jefferson’s story has … Continue reading

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General Hancock’s Tourniquet at Gettysburg

General Stannard stood over him as we laid him upon the ground, and opened his clothing where he indicated by a movement of his hand that he was hurt, a ragged hole, an inch or more in diameter, from which … Continue reading

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