Title: Oxspring, 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), 176.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e12439
CASE.—Private John Oxspring, Co. G, 109th Pennsylvania Volunteers, aged 36 years, was wounded at the battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 1st, 1863, by a conoidal musket ball, which fractured the frontal bone between the eminences, probably causing a depression of the inner table. He was conveyed to Washington, and on the 6th was admitted into Lincoln Hospital, where the wound was properly dressed. Frequent epileptic convulsions ensued after a time. In July he was transferred to the Cuyler Hospital, near Philadelphia, where he continued under treatment until the 24th of March, 1864, when he was transferred to the Turner's Lane Hospital. The convulsions continuing, resort was now had to the introduction of an issue pea in the back of the neck, which, however, failed to afford relief, and was soon withdrawn on account of a severe attack of erysipelas following. On May 19th, 1864, he was discharged from service. In January, 1868, his disability was rated as three-fourths and permanent. The case is reported by Acting Assistant Surgeon W. W. Keen.