Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Ten Fascinating Civil War Artifacts From Tennessee-- Part 4: A Tintype and Doctor's Kit

7.  PIRKLE FAMILY LIVES ON--  A tintype image of brothers Elijah and Jesse Pirkle in uniform.  They joined the Union Army in July 1863.  Two months later and within 15 days of each other, Elijah was shot and hospitalized and Jesse was captured and imprisoned.

8.  DOCTOR'S KIT--  The doctor's kit was found in Gallatin and was owned by Confederate Dr. Thomas Morris Woodson, who died in 1907.  It contains, among other things, a menacing looking tooth extractor and trepanning drills used to bore into a skull to release pressure.

I feel A Bit Light-Headed.  --Old Secesh

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