Civil War Veteran Jacob Miller was shot in the forehead on Sept.19th 1863 at Brock Field at Chickamauga. He lived with an open bullet wound for many years, with the last pieces of lead dropping out 31 years after he was first shot. 1911.[[MORE]] Jacob Miller’s account taken from the Daily News Joliet Ill. Wed. June 14,1863. "Seventeen years after I was wounded a buck shot dropped out of my wound and thirty one years after two pieces of lead came out."