The Amazing Legacy of James E. Hanger, Civil War Soldier

  • Details

    Historian and author, Bob O’Connor, will speak about James E. Hanger, who became the first amputee of the American Civil War. Hating the leg the Union doctor gave him, James used his ingenuity and engineering background to invent an artificial leg with a joint at the knee that hinged at the ankle. The company Hanger founded still operates today and made the artificial tale for the dolphin, Winter, in the movie “Dolphin Tale.”

  • Dec 12, 2016
  • Phone:
  • (703) 746-1702
  • Price:
  • Free
  • Location:
  • Beatley Central Library
  • 5005 Duke St.
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Details

    Historian and author, Bob O’Connor, will speak about James E. Hanger, who became the first amputee of the American Civil War. Hating the leg the Union doctor gave him, James used his ingenuity and engineering background to invent an artificial leg with a joint at the knee that hinged at the ankle. The company Hanger founded still operates today and made the artificial tale for the dolphin, Winter, in the movie “Dolphin Tale.”

The Amazing Legacy of James E. Hanger, Civil War Soldier
  • December 12, 2016 to December 12, 2016
  • Beatley Central Library
  • Free