Title: Hicks, Lewis
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), 85.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e5064
CASE.—Private Lewis Hicks, Co. K, 6th New York Heavy Artillery, was wounded, in an engagement before Petersburg, Virginia, June 18th, 1864, by a conoidal ball, which struck the left temporal region, inflicting a laceration of the integument. He also received a shell wound of the second finger of the left hand. He was admitted to the hospital of the Second Division, Fifth Corps, where the terminal phalanx was removed. On July 2d, he was sent to the Slough Hospital, Alexandria, Virginia, where cold water dressings were applied to the scalp wound. Death occurred, from enteric fever, on July 10th, 1864. The autopsy revealed the pathognomonic ulceration of Peyer's glands, and extensive inflammation of the intestinal canal.