Title: Ferris, James D.
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), 245.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e16260
CASE.—Private James D. Ferris, Co. H, 18th Virginia Regiment, aged 18 years, was wounded at Hatcher's Run, Virginia, April 1st, 1865, by a conoidal ball, which fractured the parietal bones, the fracture extending from the coronal suture backward one and a half inches over the sagittal suture. He was taken prisoner, admitted into the hospital of the 3d division, Fifth Corps, and thence sent to the Lincoln Hospital, Washington, on the 8th. On April 20th, Surgeon J. C. McKee, U. S. A., removed several fragments of depressed bone. The wound healed rapidly, and the patient's general health remained excellent. On the 14th of June, he was released upon taking the oath of allegiance, having entirely recovered. The case is reported by the operator, Surgeon J. C. McKee, U. S. A. Vide Photographs of Surgical Cases, A. M. M. Vol. III, No. 17.