Contributed by Presque Isle Historical Society
Wesley Martin, a Civil War veteran who lost his leg while in a prisoner of war camp at the age of 17, owned two peg legs - one for dressy occasions and one for every day.
Martin was born in Presque Isle on July 3, 1846 and passed away on January 8, 1930. He is buried along side his wife, Laura Howe, in Ashland Municipal Cemetery, Ashland.
About This Item
- Title: Wesley Martin on peg leg, Bangor, 1916
- Creation Date: 1916
- Subject Date: 1916
- Town: Bangor, Presque Isle
- County: Aroostook, Penobscot
- State: ME
- Media: Photograph, postcard
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care
- Artificial limbs
- Peg legs
- Martin, Wesley--Associated objects
- War wounds
- Wounds and injuries
- Spotsylvania Court House, Battle of, Va., 1864
For more information about this item, contact:Presque Isle Historical Society
PO Box 285, Presque Isle, ME 04769
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