James Edward Hanger

James Edward Hanger (HMACW)

Location: Churchville, VA 24421 Augusta County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 13.558', W 79° 9.812'

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Born near Churchville on 25 Feb. 1843, Hanger joined the Churchville Cavalry at Phillipi, W.Va., on 2 June 1861, where the next morning he was wounded. The resulting amputation of his leg was probably the first of the Civil War. He convalesced at his parents' house, which stood nearby. Within three months he had invented the first artificial limb modeled on the human leg and hinged at the knee. Hanger constructed factories in Staunton and France and England. On 15 June 1919 he died and was buried in Washington, D.C., his home since 1906.
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HM NumberHMACW
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Marker NumberW-156
Year Placed1956
Placed ByVirginia Department of Historic Resources
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 12:40pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 660747 N 4232481
Decimal Degrees38.22596667, -79.16353333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 13.558', W 79° 9.812'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 13' 33.48" N, 79° 9' 48.72" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17 Buffalo Gap Hwy, Churchville VA 24421, US
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