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  1. Those suffering from gaping wounds began noticing that their wounds looked unusually bright, almost glowing. This feature was so striking that the men named it “Angel’s Glow.” They also noticed that those wounds blessed with Angel’s Glow seemed to heal much more quickly than others.
  2. Bill Martin and his family had heard some folklore about Civil War soldiers with glow-in-the-dark wounds who appeared to have better survival rates than soldiers with nonglowing wounds. Bill wondered if the subject of his mother's research—Photorhabdus luminescens, a bacteria that glows—could have caused the glowing wounds.
  3. May 30,  · Angel’s Glow – The Mysterious Glowing Wounds of American Civil War Solved Years Later by Two Teenagers. A long time ago, in April of , a Union force called the Army of Tennessee led by Major General Ulysses S. Grant camped at Pittsburgh Landing, Tennessee.
  4. Jul 12,  · One of the enduring mysteries of the American Civil War was a little-known phenomenon referred to at the time as Angel’s Glow, or the glow seen on some soldiers’ wounds after the Battle of Shiloh. Doctors at the time noted that soldiers whose wounds had this strange emission of light seemed to fare better than soldiers whose wounds did not.
  5. Apr 04,  · Glowing Civil War Flesh Wounds. When Civil War soldiers were injured at the Battle of Shiloh, their wounds emitted something they called Angel's Glow. If only they'd known the truth. Adrian — April 4, Battle of Shiloh|CC Library of Congress.
  6. As soon as dusk fell on the first night, soldiers noticed something strange. Their wounds were glowing a faint blue color in the dark. No one knew what it was or what it meant. When the men were.
  7. Apr 05,  · As dusk fell the first night, some of them noticed something very strange: their wounds were glowing, casting a faint light into the darkness of the battlefield.
  8. Dec 26,  · One evening, as dusk fell on the field of Shiloh, some of the soldiers noticed that their wounds were glowing a light blue. It is believed that these wounds were cleaner and less prone to infection. Almost as if an unearthly power was protecting the soldiers.
  9. As the sun went down after the Battle of Shiloh during the Civil War, some soldiers noticed that their wounds were glowing a faint blue. Many men waited on the rainy, muddy Tennessee battlefield for two days that April, until medics could treat them.

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