Title: Stapleton, James
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), 215.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e14830
CASE.—Sergeant James Stapleton, Co. A, 82d Pennsylvania Volunteers, aged 20 years, was wounded while on special duty at Cold Harbor, Virginia, on June 5th, 1864, by a conoidal ball, which fractured and depressed the right side of the frontal bone. He was taken to the field hospital of the 1st division, Sixth Corps, thence conveyed to Washington, D. C., and on the 10th, admitted into Emory Hospital, where the ball was extracted. On June 14th, he was transferred to the general hospital, York, Pennsylvania. He became feverish and suffered great pain. On June 22d, Surgeon Henry Palmer, U. S. V., removed a portion of the bone, leaving the dura mater exposed. The parts surrounding the wound were very much inflamed, swollen, and painful. The wound healed rapidly, and on the 13th of December, 1864, the patient was returned to duty. He is not a pensioner. The case is reported by Surgeon Henry Palmer, U. S. V.