Title: Freeland, Joseph

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), 290.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the headtrephining after gunshot fractures of the skullphysical disability, discharged from servicedischarged and pensionedgeneral anesthesia, chloroformdisability total and permanent

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e17060

TEI/XML: med.d1e17060.xml

CASE.—Private Joseph Freeland, Co. A, 30th U. S. Colored Troops, aged 18 years, was wounded before Petersburg, Virginia, July 30th, 1864, by a shell, which fractured the cranium. He was at once admitted into the hospital 4th division, Ninth Corps, where, on August 2d, Surgeon David Mackay, 29th U. S. Colored Troops, trephined the skull, and removed one and one-fourth inches of right parietal bone, while the patient was under the influence of chloroform. He was, on August 3d, transferred to hospital for colored troops at City Point, where he remained until August 8th, when he was transferred to L'Ouverture Hospital, Alexandria. The left arm and leg were paralyzed. He was discharged the service on June 8th, 1865. On May 15th, 1866, Pension Examiner B. Gesner reports that there was general paralysis of the side. He rates the patient's disability total and permanent.