Title: French, Joseph E.
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), 185-186.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e13309
CASE.—Corporal Joseph E. French, Co. E, 63d New York Volunteers, aged 30 years, was wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 5th, 1864, by a fragment of shell, which fractured the frontal bone. On the 9th, he was admitted to the Fairfax Seminary Hospital, Virginia; on the 11th, was transferred to the West's Building Hospital, Baltimore, and on July 11th was sent to the Second Division Hospital at Annapolis. He was furloughed in August, and on January 27th, 1865, was discharged from service on surgeon's certificate of disability and pensioned. A communication from Pension Examiner C. H. Dana, dated April 29th, 1867, stated that the wound discharged freely and was very offensive. There was ptosis of the right eye-lid, and the patient suffered from frequent attacks of headache and vertigo. His disability was rated total and permanent.