Title: Mason, John
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), 430.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e18683
CASE.—Private John Mason, Co. D, 17th Vermont Volunteers, aged 43 years, was wounded at Spottsylvania, Virginia, May 12th, 1864, by a conoidal ball, which entered behind and below the left ear and emerged at the base of the neck two inches to the right of the spine, injuring the spinous processes of the vertebræ. He was treated in field hospital until May 23d, when he was admitted to Mount Pleasant Hospital, Washington. On May 27th, he was transferred to the hospital at Chester, Pennsylvania. There was partial paralysis of the left arm. On June 18th, he was transferred to the Sloan Hospital, Montpelier, Vermont, and, on September 11th, to Baxter Hospital, Burlington, whence he was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps on April 27th, 1865. Pension Examiner H. H. Atwater reports, July, 1866, that the left arm is numb and weak, and that the pensioner suffers from stiffness and pain in the upper part of the spine.