Category Archives: Simon Baruch

Bayonet disagreement: 2010 vs 1864

“The 1870 Surgeon General’s Medical and Surgical History of the War of Rebellion listed the types of wounds treated in Union hospitals. Because the report listed fewer than 1,000 bayonet wounds, a number of historians then and since concluded that … Continue reading

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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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