Title: Phillips, Oliver M.
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), 234.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e16039
CASE.—Private Oliver M. Phillips, Co. B, 58th Massachusetts Volunteers, aged 29 years, was wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 3d, 1864, by a conoidal musket ball, which entered near the superior angle of the occipital bone and emerged about one inch above. He was admitted to the hospital of the 2d division, Ninth Corps, and on June 7th, sent to the 1st division hospital at Alexandria, where several pieces of bone were removed. Here he remained until February 25th, 1865, when he was sent to the Fairfax Seminary Hospital. He recovered, and was discharged from the service on May 29th, 1865. The Pension Examiner reported, September 21st, 1865, that there was a depressed cicatrix near the vertex, half an inch wide and three inches in length, and that the patient was totally deaf in the right ear, and that he had constant pain in the head.