Title: Moritz, George
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), 220.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e15344
CASE.—Private George Moritz, Co. I, 7th United States Infantry, aged 34 years, was wounded at the battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 1st, 1863, by a conoidal ball, which entered the right parietal bone, near the coronal suture, producing a stellate fracture of both tables, and lodged. The ball and portions of comminuted bone were removed on the field, through a crucial incision. The patient was conveyed to Washington, and entered Lincoln Hospital on the 15th of June, remaining until the 11th of September, when he was returned to his regiment to be mustered out of service. On the 4th of January, 1864, he entered the 3d division hospital, Alexandria, Virginia, as a recruit of the 2d New York Cavalry. On March 31st, he was transferred to Fairfax Seminary Hospital, near Alexandria, Virginia, and discharged from the service on the 5th of May, by reason of impaired intellect and derangement of the nervous system, being unfit for the Veteran Reserve Corps. On the 5th of July, 1864, he entered Carver Hospital, Washington, as a private of Co. D, 7th New Jersey Volunteers, suffering from cephalalgia to such an extent as to entirely disable him for duty. The wound was entirely healed. There was a depression over the right parietal protuberance about an inch in diameter, and half an inch in depth. On the 30th of September, he was placed on light duty in the hospital, and on the 25th of April, 1865, transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps. He is not a pensioner.