Title: Fitzgerald, James
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), 179.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e12794
CASE.—Private James Fitzgerald, Co. C, 81st New York Volunteers, aged 29 years, was wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 3d, 1864, by a conoidal musket ball which entered the anterior part of the right squamo-parietal suture, passed downward and backward, and cut off the right ear. He was admitted to the hospital of the 1st division, Eighteenth Corps, and was transferred, on June 8th, to the 2d division hospital, Alexandria, and on June 12th, to the hospital at Chester, Pennsylvania. He was discharged January 3d, 1865, and pensioned, owing to deafness in the right ear, headache, and dizziness, which partially incapacitated him for work. His disability is rated one-fourth and temporary.