First, Uncle Frank was hospitalized in September 1862 at Charlottesville. "Vulu Selo." was listed as the reason, and Lynchburg as the location. As we have discussed before, that Latin phrase referred to a gunshot wound.
He was wounded the second time May 8, 1864, at Spottsylvania, and was sent to Receiving and Wayside Hospital, or Hospital number 9, at Richmond. He was transferred the next day to Jackson Hospital, with "V. S. L. Shoulder, Minie Ball." This ball entered the front of the shoulder, broke the shoulder blade, ranged downward, and exited near his spine. He was on the morning report of the hospital.
I am not sure when he was furloughed to Georgia for recovery, but he was captured July 9, 1864 at Roswell, Ga. This was when the Atlanta Campaign was getting hot. The Battle of Kennesaw had occurred the last week of June. He was routed to Marietta, Ga., July 12, and arrived in Nashville July 24. He was sent to Louisville, Ky. July 26, and to Camp Douglas July 28. His oath of allegience is dated June 16, 1865. Accrding to a later pension application, he "marched home." Stan