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The Amazing Legacy of James E. Hanger Civil War Soldier

The Amazing Legacy of James E. Hanger Civil War Soldier

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Pages: 160
ISBN: 0525953612
Language: English

James E. Hanger was wounded at Philippi, Virginia on June 3, 1861 and became the first amputee of the American Civil War. He hated the Yankee peg leg his Union doctor gave him. Instead, he used his ingenuity and engineering background to invent an artificial leg with a joint at the knee and a hinge at the ankle. He patented his Hanger Limb.His invention revolutionized the








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