For you medics out there, I'm reading a really interesting book right now, and thought I'd share.
Civil War Medicine: Challenges and Triumphs by Alfred Jay Bollet, MD
Well-researched and fascinating - it wasn't all amputations - and some of it was ground-breaking.
One interesting factoid for your next round of Trivial Pursuit -- recruits were rejected for service if they didn't have their 4 Front teeth. Those teeth were required to bite off the end of the paper cartridges when loading a rifle. The lack of the 4 Front teeth was abbreviated "4F" -- thus the origin of the term that eventually came to mean rejection for any health reason.
Yeah, I know I'm a geek, but I get excited about these things. :-)