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The first person to undergo modern plastic surgery

Photos of a wounded WWI soldier, the first to undergo modern plastic surgery, have been released. Walter sustained terrible facial injuries including the loss of upper and lower eyelids while manning the guns aboard HMS Warspite in 1916. In 1917 he was treated by Sir Harold Gillies - the first man to

Revolutionary-era soldier’s skull found

The skull of an American soldier who died on a British prison ship will be reburied after undergoing forensic study. A 1907 catalog of the New Haven County Historical Society listed several rare and odd items, including a necklace from an Egyptian mummy, slave chains, a small block of wood from

Civil War soldier’s bones remain in limbo

City leaders and historians in Franklin, Tennessee, are deciding what to do with the remains of a Union soldier discovered at the future site of a fast-food restaurant. That land, the scene of some of the fiercest fighting on Nov. 30, 1864, is where a Pizza Hut restaurant stood until city

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