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Background Information.pdf
This section includes historical information regarding the Civil War, both in Texas and throughout the nation. It includes a historical overview, timeline, information regarding battles and weaponry, and a list of select Williamson County Civil War…

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Gutta Percha Lavage Syringe. This syringe is made of gutta percha, a sturdy rubber material, derived from the tree of the same name. Lavage syringes were used to rinse wounds and irrigate the ear canal.

Brass Three-Size Fleam for Bloodletting. This tool, called a fleam, is used to facilitate bloodletting. The smallest size is engraved with the brand, "Corwick".
Bloodletting was a practice implemented during the Civil War to attempt to heal soldiers…

Scalpel. This metal scalpel has a wooden handle engraved with "The PS CO". The metal blade is engraved with E R J. Rodgers & Sons, 6 Norfolk St., Sheffield, England.

Scalpels were used in the course of surgeries during the war. Those suffering…

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Amputation Saw. This serrated bone saw is approximately 16 inches long with a metal blade and wooden handle.
Compared to modern medicine, medical knowledge during the Civil War was limited. Many lost limbs due to battle wounds or subsequent…
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