Title: McClusky, James C.
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), 229.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e15936
CASE.—Corporal James C. McClusky, Co. D, 115th Pennsylvania Volunteers, aged 56 years, was wounded at the battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 3d, 1863, by a conoidal musket ball, which produced a comminuted fracture of both tables of the frontal bone, right side, and lodged. The missile and a portion of the os frontis, an inch in diameter, which was pressing upon the brain, were removed three days subsequently in the field hospital. He was sent to the Harewood Hospital, Washington, on the 15th, where he remained until the 23d, when he was transferred to the Satterlee Hospital in Philadelphia. For a while he improved steadily, but about the 1st of August, began to sink into a state of insensibility, in which he remained several days. He rallied, however, made a rapid recovery and was discharged from service on the 23d of October, 1863. In January, 1868, his disability was rated total and permanent. The case is reported by Surgeon I. I. Hayes, U. S. V. On January 27th, 1864, Pension Examiner John Lowman reports this man to be subject to epilepsy, and rates his disability total and permanent.