Title: Schweitzer, Ludwig
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.d1e12509
CASE.—Corporal Ludwig Schweitzer, Co. E, 12th New Jersey Volunteers, aged 23 years, was wounded before Petersburg, Virginia, October 20th, 1864, by a conoidal musket ball which fractured a portion of the frontal bone on the right side. He was sent to the hospital of the 2d division, Second Corps. On the 22d was sent to the depot field hospital at City Point, and on December 15th was transferred to Washington, D. C., and admitted on the following day into the Finley Hospital. The treatment so far as recorded was expectant. On the 5th of March, 1865, the patient was transferred to the hospital at Beverly, New Jersey, thence was sent on the 5th of April to the White Hall Hospital, Bristol, Pennsylvania, and was discharged the service May 17th, 1865, and pensioned, his disability being rated total and permanent. Subsequent information shows that the patient suffered constant pain, vertigo upon slight exertion, and epileptiform convulsions.