Title: Parkhorst, 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), 174.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e12229
CASE.—Private John Parkhorst, Battery E, 2d New York Heavy Artillery, aged 50 years, was wounded at Farmville, Virginia, April 7th, 1865, by a conoidal ball, which fractured the upper portion of the right frontal bone. He was admitted to the hospital of the 1st division, Second Corps, and on April 16th, was sent to the Harewood Hospital at Washington. Simple dressings only were required. On May 29th, he was sent to the White Hall Hospital, Bristol, Pennsylvania, and on June 16th, 1865, was discharged the service and pensioned, his disability being rated three-eighths, and permanent. A communication from Pension Examiner T. M. Flandreau, dated November 20th, 1868, says, that since his examination in July, 1867, the patient's general health had greatly failed, which he attributed to continued pain in the head, producing nervousness and drowsiness. The action of the heart was violent and excessive, and, for six months, there were symptoms of ascites, which diminished under treatment. He was a night watchman in a mill, but lost much time. His disability was then rated seven-eighths, and probably permanent.