Title: Sowers, John
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.d1e12187
CASE.—Sergeant John Sowers, Co. H, 10th New Jersey Volunteers, aged 26 years, was wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 2d, 1864, by a conoidal musket ball which fractured and depressed a portion of the frontal bone above the superciliary ridge. He was admitted to the 1st division hospital of the Sixth Corps, thence was conveyed to Alexandria on June 16th, and was treated at the Soldiers' Rest until June 21st, when he was sent to the Haddington Hospital at Philadelphia. After other transfers he was finally sent to the Ward Hospital at Newark, New Jersey, October 13th, 1864, and was returned to duty April 15th, 1865; was discharged the service July 1st, 1865, and pensioned, his disability being rated one-third and permanent.