The following books and articles about J. E. Hanger, wounded at the first land battle of the Civil War in Philippi, WV and noted as the first amputee of the Civil War, can be found at the West Virginia Archives Library.
Carnes, Eva Margaret. J. E. Hanger the First Man to be
Injured by a Cannon Ball in the Civil War and the First to Have a
Limb Amputated. Philippi, West Virginia: Barbour County
Historical Society, 1961.
__________________. The Tygarts Valley Line June-July
1861. Philippi, West Virginia, First Land Battle of the Civil
War Centennial Commission, Inc., Clarksburg, West Virginia:
Beverage Printing Company, 1961.
Haselberger, Fritz. Yanks From the South! (The First Land
Campaign of the Civil War: Rich Mountain, West Virginia.
Baltimore, Maryland: Past Glories, 1987.
Mattaliano, Jane K. and Omonde, Lois G. Milestones a
Pictorial History of Philippi, West Virginia, 1844-1994.
Virginia Beach, Virginia, Donning Company Publishers, 1994.
"Amputee Made Leg From Barrel Staves," Beckley Post
"Civil War's First Battle," WV Hillbilly, 6-22-1989.
"Greenbrier Man of Noted Hanger Family," Beckley Post Herald, 8-21-1963.
"Northern Army Struck First Blow in State," Charleston Daily Mail, n. d.
"Philippi As It Was in 1860 and 1861," Barbour Democrat, 9-18-1991.
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