Civil War Era Prosthetic Leg C1865

Item # F1376

$2,250.00 $1,800.00


Item # F1376


F1376

As the bloodiest and most horrific battle ever waged on American soil, the Civil War yielded an unprecedented 30,000 amputations. This, the most common "remedy" for 19th-century war wounds, led to advances in prosthetic medicine, such as the example seen here. Crude by today's standards, this hand-carved wooden leg features articulating joints at the knee, ankle and toe. The leg is hollow and the brace is pot metal, which makes the device very light weight. Considering its age, the piece is in quite incredible condition. What's more, it shows its years and use: cracks in the wood and two holes in the calf (see fourth photo) and wear at the joints all tell us that this piece helped its wounded soldier for many years.

Condition notes: Considering its age, the piece is in quite incredible condition. There are cracks and scratches in the wood and two holes in the calf (see fourth photo).

  • Historical Style: Civil War Period
  • Condition notes: Considering its age, the piece is in quite incredible condition. There are cracks and scratches in the wood and two holes in the calf (see fourth photo).

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