Title: Hether, Augustus

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), 76.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot wounds of the scalpgunshot scalp wounds followed by encephalitisterminated fatally from inflammation of the brain or its membranesno primary lesions of the skullconoidal musket ball severely lacerated scalp

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e4316

TEI/XML: med.d1e4316.xml

CASE.—Private Augustus Hether, Co. K, 98th Pennsylvania Volunteers, aged 46 years, was wounded at the battle of Spottsylvania​ Court House, Virginia, May 12th, 1864, by a conoidal musket ball, which severely lacerated the scalp. He was immediately conveyed to the hospital of the Second Division, Sixth Corps; thence transferred to the First Division Hospital at Alexandria. Death resulted on June 17th, 1864. Surgeon E. Bentley, U. S. V., reports the case.