September 29, 2013
What Killed Them? VUL SCLOPET
Cause of death for confederate soldier Russell Comfort:
At first I was not sure if it was all one word or an abbreviation. Luckily the military website Fold3 published this explanation:
Vulnus sclopetarium is a wound inflicted by a gunshot. Other similar spellings found included: vulnus sclopeticum (defined as multiple flesh wounds), vuluus sclopet, vul sclopeticum, viel sclopet, and vulius sclopet.