Title: Quillen, Elias H.
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. (1861-65.), Part 2, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1879), 205.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41809
Case from the case-book of the L'OUVERTURE HOSPITAL, Alexandria, Virginia, Surgeon Edwin Bentley, U. S. V., in charge. All the patients were colored men, most of them sent to Alexandria from the hospital for colored troops, City Point, Virginia.
CASE 556.—Sergeant Elias H. Quillen, company C, 30th Connecticut volunteers, (colored;) admitted from the hospital for colored troops, City Point, Virginia, August 9, 1864. Chronic diarrhœa of about six months duration; constant and annoying cough. The diarrhœa improved under treatment, but the pulmonary symptoms steadily progressed. He became extremely emaciated, and died December 11th. Autopsy: Tubercles in the right lung; a cavity at its apex. The stomach and entire intestinal canal were much inflamed, but there were no ulcers.—Acting Assistant Surgeon W. R. Fletcher.