Title: Strucoe, Christian
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), 232.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e16004
CASE.—Private Christian Strucoe, Co. K, 5th Michigan Volunteers, aged 32 years, was wounded at the battle of the Wilderness, Virginia, May 5th, 1864, by a conoidal ball, which fractured the frontal bone, imbedding itself in the outer angle of the left orbital ridge. He was, on May 12th, admitted to Douglas Hospital, Washington, and on May 26th, to Satterlee Hospital, Philadelphia. On August 9th, two small pieces of bone were removed from the wound. The case progressed favorably, and on August 25th, the patient was transferred to St. Mary's Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, and discharged from the service on June 17th, 1865, on account of gunshot wound causing loss of sight of the left eye. He had also received an injury to his back by a fall from a wagon. In March, 1868, he was a pensioner at $4 per month, his disability being rated total and permanent. The certificate is signed by Acting Assistant Surgeon H. C. Kibbie.