Title: Edgerly, Edwin S.
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), 235-236.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e16047
CASE.—Private Edwin S. Edgerly, Co. E, 12th New Hampshire Volunteers, aged 20 years, was wounded at the battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 3d, 1863, by a conoidal ball, which fractured and depressed the cranium. He was admitted to the Third Corps field hospital on the next day; sent to Mount Pleasant, Washington, on May 8th; transferred to the McClellan Hospital, Philadelphia, June 19th; to the Knight Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut, August 9th; and thence to Brattleboro , Vermont, August 10th, 1863. Fragments of bone had been removed at different times. Gangrene of the wound appearing, bromine was applied to it, and subsequently simple dressings. On February 5th, 1864, the patient had sufficiently recovered to be discharged from the service. On August 7th, 1866, Pension Examiner Ira S. Chase reported that the patient is wholly unable to do any manual or mental labor. His disability is rated total and permanent.