Title: Howell, William W.
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), 213.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e14728
CASE.—Private William W. Howell, Co. G, 11th Pennsylvania Reserves, was wounded at the battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 13th, 1862, by a shell, which fractured and tore away nearly all of the left parietal bone. Though in a state of stupor, he was able to swallow food and stimulants. He was treated at a field hospital for nine days, and then was conveyed, on a hospital transport steamer, to Washington, and admitted to Lincoln Hospital on December 23d, at which time about one-third of the left cerebral hemisphere had sloughed. Nearly all the brain sloughed away before his death, which occurred on December 26th, 1862. Surgeon Henry Bryant, U. S. V., recorded the case.