A Civil War officer’s grisly amputation at Spotsylvania Court House on May 10, 1864

Captain Edwin L. Severn lost his right arm at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House on May 10, 1864.

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“Cheering, shouting and rejoicing” – A Pennsylvanian’s experience at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865

Sergeant Henry Keiser's diary reveals a soldier's perspective of the Civil War's dramatic final moments.