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Phantom Pain

North Carolina's Artificial-Limbs Program for Confederate Veterans

By Ansley Herring Wegner

Phantom Pain

Approx. 272 pp., 6.75 x 10, 20 halftones

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8652-6314-7
    Published: January 2004

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Distributed for the North Carolina Office of Archives and History

Amputations constituted roughly 75 percent of all operations performed during the Civil War. This pioneering study examines North Carolina’s program to supply and fit its Confederate amputees with artificial arms and legs.

About the Author

Ansley Herring Wegner received her M.A. in Public History from North Carolina State University. She is a research historian in the Research Branch of the North Carolina Office of Archives and History.
For more information about Ansley Herring Wegner, visit the Author Page.