Title: Kittredge, John R.

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), 80.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot wounds of the scalpgangrenedeath of thin layer of tissue, spreading gangreneconoidal ball passed across vertex of cranium, causing scalp woundwound sloughed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e4567

TEI/XML: med.d1e4567.xml

CASE.—Private John R. Kittredge, Co. I, 93d New York Volunteers, aged 20 years, was wounded at the battle of the Wilderness, Virginia, May 5th, 1864, by a conoidal ball, which passed across the vertex of the cranium from left to right, causing a scalp wound two inches in length. He was admitted to the hospital of the Third Division, Second Corps; on May 10th, sent to the Carver Hospital, Washington, D. C., and, on May 15th, transferred to Mower Hospital, Philadelphia. On June 14th, the wound began to slough; poultices were applied, and on June 18th the sloughing had ceased. Kittredge was returned to duty on October 4th, 1864.