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Churchville in Augusta County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

James Edward Hanger

 
 
James Edward Hanger Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Robert H. Moore, II, circa 2003
1. James Edward Hanger Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 1956 by Virginia Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-156.)
 
Location. 38° 13.558′ N, 79° 9.812′ W. Marker is in Churchville, Virginia, in Augusta County. Marker is on Churchville Avenue (U.S. 250) just west of Buffalo Gap Highway (State Route 42), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Churchville VA 24421, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Last Indian Clash (approx.
James Edward Hanger Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2010
2. James Edward Hanger Marker
2 miles away); West View (approx. 4.1 miles away); Mount Pleasant (approx. 4.4 miles away); Colonel George Moffett (approx. 4.4 miles away); Augusta County Training School (approx. 5.7 miles away); Augusta County Confederates Plaque (approx. 6.7 miles away); Confederate Dead Monument - Thornrose Cemetery (approx. 6.7 miles away); Stuart Hall (approx. 7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Churchville.
 
Categories. Science & MedicineWar, US Civil
 
James Edward Hanger Photo, Click for full size
By Robert H. Moore, II
3. James Edward Hanger
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,683 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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