The Amazing Legacy of James E. Hanger Civil War Soldier


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The story of the first amputee of the American Civil War. Injured at Philippi, Virginia in the first land battle of the war, Hanger went on to start a manufacturing company in 1861 to make artificial limbs. His company today, Hanger Inc., is the country’s largest manufacturer of artificial limbs and orthotics.

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Historical Fiction — 5 1/2″ by 8 1/2″ — 268 pages

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I am retired and a full-time author. My first book was published in 2006. I have been named four times as finalist in National Book Awards competition. I have now published 20 books, mostly on the American Civil War.