Title: Parsons, Fielding
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), 183.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e13058
CASE.—Private Fielding Parsons, Co. D, 11th West Virginia Volunteers, aged 26 years, was wounded at the battle of Winchester, Virginia, September 19th, 1864, by a conoidal musket ball which entered the frontal bone above the left eye and lodged, producing a fracture and depression. He was sent to a field hospital; thence was conveyed by way of Sandy Hook and Baltimore to York, Pennsylvania, where he was admitted into the general hospital on October 4th. The patient was returned to duty on October 28th, 1864; but on November 1st he was again admitted to the general field hospital at Parkersburg, West Virginia, where the missile was extracted. Having deserted on February 24th, 1865, nothing was known of him until May 27th, when he was admitted from the Soldiers' Rest Hospital into the Sickles Barracks Hospital at Alexandria, Virginia. He was discharged the service on July 6th, 1865, in obedience to General Order No. 77, A. G. O., War Department, and in 1868 was pensioned, his disability being rated at three-fourths and temporary. The case is reported by Surgeon E. Bentley, U. S. V.