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Snell, Robert [Attesting to service of James Webster Bailey, describing his injury and medical care]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02669.027 Author/Creator: Snell, Robert Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph document Date: unknown Pagination: 1 p. ; 33.1 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Robert Snell attests to the military service of James Webster Bailey, who marched from Maine and stayed in the encampment in Burlington, Vermont. Snell goes on to testify that during his service, Bailey suffered from lameness, which was attributed to a breach, and he was treated and monitored by a surgeon for the remainder of his military service. Based on context in the document, Bailey's injury may have been a hernia. There are four mathmatical equations written on the back of the document, which appear to be unrelated to the content of the document itself.

People: McCobb, Denny, fl. 1813

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Health and MedicalInjury or WoundMilitary ServiceSurgeonWar of 1812

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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