.. Good find!, I had also pondered about that also. I worked on the film version of that book, that included the scene in question. That scene was filmed in an old brick tobacco warehouse building in Richmond Va. We had lots of real amputee extras, Majority recruited from the local Veterans Hospital, who had a blast being able to participate. I mostly did the historical advsor thing and props. Majority of the medical gear present in that scene was from my own collection of original items. Then a couple secondary bit on film fill-ins... Staff Officer on McClellans staff... Presidential guard, a surgeon... etc.. A good majority of the book/film was historical based events... some of it we pondered if some artistic liberty might have been injected. to fill gaps in charactor development or story line, including this scene... Interesting to see that there was an actual account of the event in question...
Lieut Frederick Sineath
14th Virginia Infantry Regt Co.I
- 106th Penna Vol Co.F