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|Wounds easily and immediately identifiable as mortal wounds in the Civil War would include many severe injuries to the head and skull, severe intestinal and stomach wounds, deep chest wounds, severe wounds to the torso or back that could not be repaired. Deep hip wounds and pelvic wounds could be fatal eventually.
Some of the injuires to the soldiers were grotesque injuries such as losing the entire jaw or half the face or horrendous gut shots not to mention third degree burns over much of the body or broken necks and broken backs. Wounds came not only from gun shots and cannon fire, but from sabre and bayonette, knife, rifle butts, crushing under horses. The list is lengthy.