Category Archives: Simon Baruch

Simon Baruch on bayonet wounds

It’s questionable how much influence he had, but the 13th’s surgeon of post-war fame did his best in 1864 to dispel the notion common among soldiers that bayonet wounds were somehow worse than bullets. In his study of two soldiers … Continue reading

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The Incredible Dr. Simon Baruch

That’s part of the title of a talk on the 13th Mississippi’s onetime surgeon to be given in October at the 18th Annual Conference on Civil War Medicine in Towson, MD. Dr. B. is still news—to medical historians, anyhow. I’ll … Continue reading

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Surgeon Simon Baruch

One of the most famous members of the 13th Mississippi was Dr. Simon Baruch, a young surgeon, who transferred to the 13th from the 3rd South Carolina Battalion in August 1864—though just why he transferred, and to the 13th, I … Continue reading

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