Title: E——, Augustus
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), 254.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e16439
CASE.—Private Augustus E——, Co. D. 20th Maine Volunteers, aged 20 years, was wounded at the battle of Spottsylvania, Virginia, May 12th, 1864, by a fragment of shell, which fractured the anterior superior angle of the right parietal bone. He was admitted into Stanton Hospital, Washington, on the 20th, where spiculæ of bone were removed. Ice dressings were applied, and tonics and stimulants administered. The patient sank rapidly, and died on May 24th, 1864, from exhaustion. The pathological specimen is No. 2679, Sect. I, A. M. M. A section of cranium, with six fragments of bone. The opening in the parietal measures one and three-fourth inches from right to left, and half an inch antero-posteriorly. The shape of the opening is very unusual, being nearly that of a rectangle. The specimen and history were contributed by Assistant Surgeon George A. Mursick, U. S. V.