Title: C——, 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), 200.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e14153
CASE.—Private D. C——, Co. D, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves, aged 26 years, was wounded near Old Church, Virginia, May 30th, 1864, by a conoidal ball, which fractured the anterior inferior angle of the right parietal bone and lodged in the brain. He was admitted to the hospital, 3d division, Fifth Corps, on the same day, and was transferred to the Stanton Hospital at Washington, on the 4th of June. Several fragments of bone were removed. A cerebral abscess formed, and death ensued on the 11th. The pathological specimen, No. 2682, Sect. I, A. M. M., is a section of cranium, from which fragments have been removed for a distance of two inches from before backward, and one-half inch in width; a fragment, half an inch long, remains in situ. The inner table is fractured to a somewhat greater extent, and two small fragments remain, with their free edges slightly depressed. There is caries of the fractured surface, but no distinct attempt at repair. The specimen and history were contributed by Assistant Surgeon G. A. Mursick, U. S. V.