Title: Nelson, Albert 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), 276.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the headtrephining after gunshot fractures of the skull

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e16891

TEI/XML: med.d1e16891.xml

CASE.—Private Albert D. Nelson, Co. D, 12th New Hampshire Volunteers, was wounded at Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 3d, 1863, by a conoidal ball, which fractured and depressed the squamous portion of temporal bone, laying the scalp open some three inches, and glanced off. The trephine was at once applied by Surgeon C. S. Wood, 66th New York Volunteers, and the lower fragments were removed, the depressed portions elevated, and water dressings applied. He was then conveyed to hospital of the 1st division, Third Corps, and on May 6th sent to Lincoln Hospital, Washington. On May 25th, he was transferred to Fort Wood, New York Harbor, and on June 3d to McDougall Hospital, Fort Schuyler, whence he desertedJuly 20th, 1863. Promoted corporal February 5th, 1864. Died, of disease, at Bristol, New Hampshire, February 10th, 1865.