If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may have seen my previous posts about the mummified arm in the National Museum of Civil War Medicine’s collection. It is a mummified right hand and forearm which was found on the Antietam Battlefield after the battle. It is also clearly not amputated, but was traumatically separated, probably by a projectile. We’ve learned quite a bit about the arm in the past two years, so we can finally share the Antietam Arm’s story with our visitors.
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