Title: Higby, H. 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), 74.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot wounds of the scalpfatal and complicated casesdied on furlough, impossible to obtain particulars of complicationswounded by a conoidal ball, cut scalp at superior frontal region

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e4242

TEI/XML: med.d1e4242.xml

CASE.—Private H. F. Higby, Co. H, 121st New York Volunteers, aged 25 years, was wounded, at the battle of Spottsylvania​, Virginia, May 11th, 1864, by a conoidal ball, which cut the scalp at the superior frontal region. He was admitted to the hospital of the First Division, Sixth Corps, and, on May 16th, was sent to the Mount Pleasant Hospital, Washington, D. C. The wound did well, and the patient was furloughed on May 21st. He died, while on leave, May 27th, 1864.