Contributed by Bangor 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
- Artificial limbs
- Martin, Wesley--Associated objects
- Peg legs
- Spotsylvania Court House, Battle of, Va., 1864
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans
- War wounds
- Wounds and injuries
For more information about this item, contact:Bangor Historical Society
159 Union Street, Bangor, ME 04401
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