Title: Coaltrap, James 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), 227-228.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e15901
CASE.—Sergeant James W. Coaltrap, Co. G, 174th Ohio Volunteers, aged 29 years, was wounded near Murfreesboro', Tennessee, December 7th, 1864, by a shell, which lacerated the scalp over the frontal bone. He was admitted to hospital at Murfreesboro', and in February, 1865, sent to Harewood Hospital, Washington, where he was discharged the service June 22d, 1865, and was afterward pensioned. On May 3d, 1869, Pension Examiner J. M. Todd reported this man to be suffering from constant severe headache, with a marked nervous irritation, insomnia, violent vertigo, partial paralysis, and mental obtuseness—all of which symptoms were on the increase.