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PUYB Virtual Book Club > The Amazing Legacy of James E. Hanger, Civil War Soldier by Bob O'Connor

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message 1: by Dorothy (last edited May 04, 2014 06:06PM) (new)

Dorothy Thompson (pumpupyourbook) | 540 comments Mod
Pump Up Your Book is proud to be representing Bob O'Connor, author of the historical fiction, THE AMAZING LEGACY OF JAMES E. HANGER, CIVIL WAR SOLDIER, as he tours the blogosphere June 2-27!

James E. Hanger was wounded at Philippi, Virginia on June 3, 1861 and became the first amputee of the American Civil War. He hated the Yankee peg leg his Union doctor gave him. Instead, he used his ingenuity and engineering background to invent an artificial leg with a joint at the knee and a hinge at the ankle. He patented his Hanger Limb.

His invention revolutionized the prosthetic industry. The company Mr. Hanger founded still operates today (Hanger Inc.) as the country’s largest provider of artificial limbs. His story is quite remarkable.

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Majanka (eternalised) Book Spotlight: http://nblo.gs/XoGd9

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