Comments for: Walking was a lifesaving exercise for a wounded private

Posted Jan. 14, 2014, at 10:51 a.m.
Last modified March 20, 2014, at 9:19 a.m.

Struck by a Confederate bullet, Samuel Wing decided to walk rather than ride to a military hospital. That decision saved his life. A self-described “poor” Aroostook County farmer with “a young wife and two small children,” Wing was swept up by the national draft in 1863. Too proud to “skedaddle” …

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