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The Mark Inside

Joe Belonger's War Wound.


Joe Belonger wound drawing 1912

This drawing accompanied pension request paperwork sent to the Department of Veterans Affairs in 1912, detailing the injury he received during the siege of Atlanta.

Bayfield Blade, Sept. 20, 1912

After forty-eight years a bullet has been discovered in the chest of Joseph Blonger of Denver, a veteran of the Civil War. —

The Denver Post had already run an article on the story a week prior.

Joe Blonger



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