Title: Dempsey, John W.
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), 286.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e17009
CASE.—Captain John W. Dempsey, Co. H, 82d New York Volunteers, received at the battle of Bull Run, Virginia, July 21st, 1861, a gunshot fracture of the skull. He was captured and not released until 1863, reaching Washington July 11th. The skull was trephined. He was furloughed on July 13th, and transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps July 23d, 1863.