Title: Cross, Henry C.
Source text: Surgeon General Joseph K. Barnes, United States Army, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. (1861–65.), Part 1, Volume 2 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1870), 138.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e10634
CASE.—Private Henry C. Cross, Co. G, 24th New York Volunteers, aged 18 years, was wounded, at the second battle of Bull Run, August 29th, 1862, by a fragment of shell which fractured the external table over the occipital protuberance. The wound in the scalp was nearly two inches long. He was conveyed to Washington, and on September 1st was admitted into the Unitarian Church hospital. Slight paralysis of the left arm and leg existed, and the wound was painful. Cold water dressings were applied, an ounce of sulphate of magnesia was administered and a restricted diet ordered. The patient was more or less delirious for two days. On September 30th he had so far recovered as to be able to walk about the ward, and the wound had nearly healed. He experienced no inconvenience from the injury except on exposure to the sun. The case is reported by Surgeon A. Wynkoop, U. S. V. The patient was discharged October 2d, 1862, and pensioned. Pension Examining Surgeon C. R. Clark reports, on February 3d, 1863, that this was a "fracture of the skull, carrying away a portion of its substance." The wound was nearly healed, and the patient suffered from throbbing pain and giddiness on active exertion. His disability was rated as total, but probably temporary.