Title: Evans, John L.
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.d1e14916
CASE.—Sergeant John L. Evans, Co. G, 91st Pennsylvania Volunteers, aged 33 years, was wounded at the battle of Spottsylvania Court-house, Virginia, May 12th, 1864, by a conoidal ball, which fractured the left parietal bone. He was admitted to the 1st division, Fifth Corps, hospital, and transferred to the Carver Hospital, Washington, on the 14th. Sequestra were removed and simple dressings applied to the wound. On the 20th of June, he was transferred to the McClellan Hospital, Philadelphia, and returned to duty on the 12th of July, 1864. He served with his regiment until the 14th of November, when he was admitted to the Fifth Corps field hospital at City Point, suffering from epilepsy, resulting from the wound of the head. He was again returned to his regiment, served till the 1st of February, 1865; was re-admitted to hospital, and on the 27th, conveyed to Washington on the hospital steamer State of Maine. He entered Campbell Hospital the following day. On the 6th of April, he was transferred to the Mower Hospital, Philadelphia, sent to Turners Lane on the 12th, thence to McClellan on the 10th of May, and returned to duty on the 7th of June, 1865. He was discharged July 10th, 1865, and pensioned. On January 11th, 1867, Pension Examiner Cumminskey reported that the patient suffered from slight exfoliation from the wound and dizziness. He was unable to ascend elevated places or to be exposed to the heat of the sun without falling down in somewhat like an epileptic fit. Dr. Cumminskey rates his disability one-half and permanent.