Friday, April 24, 2015

Head Shot

Even though the fight may be over, the scars can last forever. On September 19, 1863 in the Brock Field at Chickamauga, Jacob Miller of the 9th Indiana Infantry was shot in the face, but survived. 150 years ago, the Civil War was ending, but for men like Jacob Miller, a new fight was just beginning. He wrote, “I have an everyday reminder of it in my wound and constant pain in the head, never free of it while not asleep. The whole scene is imprinted on my brain as with a steel engraving.” Every time he looked in a mirror for the rest of his life, Jacob Miller saw the Chickamauga Battlefield, the scar imprinted forever. (cb)

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