Title: H——, James F.
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), 437.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e18766
CASE.—Sergeant James F. H——, Co. B, 60th Georgia Regiment, aged 24 years, was wounded at Petersburg, Virginia, March 25th, 1865, by a conoidal ball, which entered at the sixth dorsal vertebra, ploughed its way upward along the spinous processes, and imbedded itself in the third dorsal vertebra. He was treated in the field, and, on the 30th, sent to Lincoln Hospital, Washington. When admitted, there was complete paraplegia. Both fæces and urine passed involuntarily. Tonics and stimulants were administered. The patient did not suffer much pain, but gradually grew weaker, and died on April 4th, 1865. The pathological specimen is numbered 4083, Section I, A. M. M., and was contributed, with a history of the case, by Acting Assistant Surgeon J. P. Arthur.