Daniel S. Young Civil War Medical Drawing

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Daniel S. Young Civil War Medical Drawing


United States -- History -- Civil War -- Medicine


Daniel S. Young (1827-1902) created these drawings of battle wounds while serving under General William S. Rosecrans in the Army of the Cumberland during the Civil War. They include a drawing of shrapnel wounds to the arm and elbow from the Battle of Stone's River, a shoulder wound sustained at the Battle of Ivy Mountain, and a bullet wound to the forearm received at Dug Gap, Georgia. Wounds are depicted in red paint. Young graduated from the Medical College of Albany, New York. He held positions as Professor of Surgery at the Cincinnati College of Medicine and Surgery, and as Surgeon at the Cincinnati Hospital. Young served as Surgeon in the Army of the Cumberland, receiving his appointment in 1862. These drawings are part of a larger collection held by the Cincinnati Medical Heritage Center. Young prepared more than 100 sketches of battle wounds and pathology studies during the war. He planned to publish his drawings, but abandoned the project when the federal government published an official medical history of the Civil War.


Daniel S. Young


Ohio Historical Society




March 8, 1861


Callie McCune


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Stone's River (Tennessee); Dug Gap (Georgia); Ivy Mountain (Kentucky)

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Daniel S. Young, "Daniel S. Young Civil War Medical Drawing," in Ohio Civil War 150 | Collections & Exhibits, Item #1951, http://www.ohiocivilwar150.org/omeka/items/show/1951 (accessed April 30, 2017).

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