Title: C——, William H.
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), 439.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e18801
CASE.—Private William H. C——, Co. H, 14th New York Artillery, aged 20 years, was wounded at Spottsylvania, Virginia, May 18th, 1864, by a conoidal ball, which entered at the spine of the right scapula, passed inward, fractured the fifth rib, the inferior part of the eighth dorsal vertebra, the lamina of the process, and superior articular process of the ninth dorsal vertebra, and lodged in the spinal canal. He was treated until May 26th, when he was sent to Douglas Hospital, Washington. When admitted, there was complete paraplegia and paralysis of both bladder and rectum. An abscess formed between the lung and thoracic parietes, which contained about six ounces of pus. He died on May 27th, 1864. The pathological specimen is No. 3530, Section I, A. M. M., and was contributed by Assistant Surgeon W. Thomson, U. S. A.