Title: Duffy, 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.d1e14877
CASE.—Private James Duffy, Co. A, 116th Pennsylvania Volunteers, aged 33 years, was wounded at the battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 3d, 1863, by a piece of shell, which fractured the parietal bones at the apex. He was, on the same day, admitted to the regimental hospital near Falmouth, Virginia; on May 8th, sent to the Mount Pleasant Hospital, Washington, and, on the 12th, transferred to the Satterlee Hospital, Philadelphia. He recovered under simple treatment and was returned to duty on the 24th of October, 1863. He was discharged July 21st, 1865, and pensioned. Pension Examiner Thomas B. Reed, in October, 1867, reports that there is a large depression in the skull, and that fifteen pieces of bone have been removed. The man is subject to fainting spells and dizziness, and cannot bear exposure to the sun.