What President carried a bullet in his shoulder?
what president got shot in the shoulder that he got during the war and the bullet was never removed?
Yes, in fact, a bullet to the shoulder is probably more survivable than a bullet in other places. A bullet will kill you (basically) in one of two ways: by hitting a vital organ and causing enough damage that it cannot be repaired by surgery or you die before you get to surgery, or by causing a person to bleed until they die (again, assuming the damage cannot be repaired or assuming the person doesn't…
A wadcutter is simply a style or shape of a bullet that cuts a hole in a paper target cleanly so that the shot may be judged easily for score. A wadcutter bullet is basically just a barrel shaped bullet...conical. There is also a "semi-wadcutter" bullet that has a sharp shoulder beneath a tapered tip.
Before he was President, Andrew Jackson killed a man in a pistol duel in 1806. Jackson let the other man shoot first, but the shot missed his heart and he was able to get off his killing shot. Jackson carried the bullet in his chest for all his life, since it was too close to the heart for a surgeon to remove it.