Title: Cornwall, Adam
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), 230.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e15950
CASE.—Private Adam Cornwall, Co. B, 91st Pennsylvania Volunteers, aged 21 years, was wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 21st, 1864, by a piece of shell, which struck the outer angle of the orbital ridge, fractured the orbital plate, and partially destroyed the sight of the right eye. He was at once admitted to the hospital of the Fifth Corps; on the 10th, sent to Sickle branch of the 2d division hospital, at Alexandria, Virginia; and on the 20th transferred to Philadelphia, entering Satterlee Hospital on the 25th. On June 28th, Acting Assistant Surgeon Ezra Dyer removed two pieces of the orbital ridge. The patient's constitutional condition at this time was excellent, but there was some cerebral irritation. On July 1st, an incision in the scalp was made, and two pieces of bone were removed; one the size of a filbert, the other as large as a pea. Simple antiphlogistic treatment was employed, and the patient progressed finely. On April 13th, 1865, he was discharged from the service by reason of loss of sight of the right eye. A communication from the Commissioner of Pensions, dated March 26th, 1868, states that Private Adam Cornwall is a pensioner, and that his disability is rated at one-half and permanent. Examining Surgeon J. Cumminskey reports that the vision of the right eye is totally destroyed, but that the left eye is unaffected.