Friday, July 27, 2012
1862 July 28 Lynchburg, Va.
[from the diary of William M. Blackford, bank officer and former diplomat with five sons in the Confederate Army]
Monday 28--Various duties --Dr. Minor
performed the capital operation of
resection of the shoulder on young
Miller. It was very skilfully done
and quite successful. The [?]
of it was admitted by all. It was
delayed unnecessarily a week. The
chances are altogether in favor of his
recovery. In the evening brought
old Mr. Miller home to supper and
found him a most interesting man.
Drs. Minor & Ford came in and the
evening passed off very pleasantly.