Used by soldiers whose legs were amputated from leg wounds and as illustrated in standard references. (Field amputation was the treatment for all limb wounds owing to the inability to fight infection.) This example of Civil War production and almost certainly Southern (Confederate) use, 46 ½” length with leather-covered padded armrest. The tip originally with a metal cover now lacking but showing long use in that condition. Shows extended use with, evidently cracks, secured with lashed leather. Make do repairs of that type are typically Sothern where the economy collapsed for over a decade after the Civil War. Soldiers with leg amputations used their crutches for the rest of their lives. Iconic
Stock Number: FNS10273

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