Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Mystery of the Glowing Civil War Wounds

In 1862, at the Civil War Battle of Shiloh, wounded men fell and were left for days on the wet, cold,  ground. As they lay there some of them noticed that their wounds began to glow a faint greenish blue.
Once in hospital the men who had noticed the light (since dubbed Angel’s Glow) turned out to be more likely to recover than the men whose wounds did not flash green in the darkness.
In 2001 17-year-old Civil War buff Bill Martin decided to find out why.

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