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Object Name CRUTCH
Catalog Number 0985.10.00278b
Description The two crutches (1 pair) are made of wood, possibly painted brown, with wooden arm rests. The first crutch is completely intact; the second one (.278a) has an arm rest which does not match in size or fit well and misses it center handle. The bottom of each crutch is bolted together and has a metal piece which encircles the leg of each crutch.
Dimensions H-56 W-8.5 inches
Owned W. A. King; William A. King (tentative)
Owner Regiment 1st South Carolina Infantry, Co. I, "Richardson Guards"
Event Battle of White Oak Swamp
Provenance W. A. King [believed William A. King, as a man with that name served in this regiment] of Richardson Guards (Co. I, 1st South Carolina Infantry) used this pair of crutches. He lost his leg at the Battle at White Oak Swamp, Va, 1862.
People King, William A. (tentative)
King, W. A.
Search Terms Peninsula Campaign
Seven Days Battles
Battle of White Oak Swamp
Subjects Medical care
Medical equipment & supplies
Amputation
Amputees
Wounded in war
Wounds & injuries