Title: Hamilton, Frank D.
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), 197.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e14071
CASE.—Sergeant Frank D. Hamilton, Co. E, 28th Massachusetts Volunteers, aged 22 years, was wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 3d, 1864, by a conoidal musket ball, which apparently produced, only a scalp wound. He was sent to the hospital of the 1st division, Second Corps, thence was conveyed to Washington, and on the 7th, admitted to the Harewood Hospital. On June 16th, he was transferred to the Knight Hospital at New Haven, Connecticut, where it was discovered that the frontal bone had been fractured. The treatment throughout was of a simple character. In November, the patient was sent to the Dale Hospital, Worcester, Massachusetts; was discharged from service on the 3d of January, 1865, and pensioned, his disability being rated total and permanent. On March 5th, 1868, Pension Examiner C. L. Fisk, jr., reported that the ball had been extracted from the brain, but that the patient had been much prostrated ever since, and was growing worse.