Title: Shaftoe, William
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), 173.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e12148
CASE.—Sergeant William Shaftoe, Co. K, 57th Massachusetts Volunteers, aged 41 years, was wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 2d, 1864, by a fragment of shell which struck over the right eye, causing a slight depression. He was admitted to hospital 1st division, Ninth Corps; on June 6th sent to Mount Pleasant Hospital, Washington, D. C., and on June 19th to Mower Hospital, Philadelphia, whence he was returned to duty September 5th, 1864. Discharged June 13th, 1865. Pension Examiner P. L. Stickney, of Chicopee, Massachusetts, reports, February 13th, 1869, that this man was on the Pension List, and that his disabilities had so much increased since his discharge that he was incapable of enduring labor. He had lost his hearing in the right ear, and he suffered from headache, giddiness, and fainting fits, and that his disability was undoubtedly permanent.