Losing A Leg to the Civil War

J.E. Hanger
J.E. Hanger

James Edward Hanger was only 18 when he became the first amputee of the Civil War. He then built his own artificial leg and went on to found a company that’s still the largest producer of prosthetics today. His story inspired me to write “The Man Who Built a Better Leg” for the August 2017 issue of Cricket.


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