Title: Dillman, Charles
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), 186-187.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e13429
CASE.—Private Charles Dillman, Co. H, 3d New Jersey Volunteers, was wounded at the battle of Chancellorsville, May 3d, 1863. The missile passed into the brain, near the junction of the parietal and occipital bones. He was admitted to the hospital of the 1st division, Sixth Corps. He was delirious, and would allow no clothing upon him. At times, he would not eat; at others, his appetite was ravenous. He passed his urine involuntarily, but retained his fæces. His memory was totally lost. On examination, no depression about the circumference of opening was discovered. Expectant treatment was used, and on June 1st, the patient was much improved. He ate regularly, slept, and his memory gradually returned; but he misplaced words and coined new ones. On June 12th, he was sent to Armory Square Hospital, Washington, and on June 22d, to Citizens' Hospital, Philadelphia. The outer table of the cranium became necrosed. He was returned to duty March 9th, 1864. On June 23d, 1864, he was discharged the service and pensioned, his disability being rated one-half; and since, up to September 30th, 1869, he has suffered from occasional attacks of epilepsy.