I have found some interesting documents lately about my great-great-great grandfather Wyatt Lucius Chamblin. He was born in 1841 and served in the confederate army.
Chamblin, Wyatt L. – private in 1st Co. A, 12th Battn. Ga. Light Artillery April 10, 1862. Transferred to Co. A, 63d Regiment Ga. Inf. Captured and sent to U. S. Field Hospital at Big Shanty, Ga. June 28, 1864, with gunshot wound fracture of left thigh resulting in amputation above knee. Paroled at Camp Douglas, Ill. and forwarded to City Point, Va. for exchange March 14, 1865. Received at Boulware s Wharf, James River, Va., March 18-21,
1865. Captured in Richmond, Va. hospital April 3, 1865. Discharged from U. S. General Hospital at Fortress Monroe, Va. on taking oath July 17, 1865. (Born April 9, 1841. Died in Columbia Co. Ga. March 28, 1897.)
Now this is where the documents come in. I found the paperwork he filed for his pension from the war. How much was a leg worth? $100. I have posted all the images on my site that is devoted to pictures fullerfarm.net.